[CentOS] cent0s-6 and virtualbox

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Mon Jul 18 01:51:42 UTC 2011

On Monday, July 18, 2011 09:32 AM, Christopher Chan wrote:
> On Monday, July 18, 2011 01:52 AM, Michel Donais wrote:
>> I want to get a look at Cents-6
>> The computer is a portable Thinkpad T-42
>> The base OS is Windows XP Professionnal
>> I tried to use both Microsoft Virtual PC and Oracle Virtual Box with the
>> same result
>> I boot from the CD (wich have been burned from an ISO downloaded from a
>> Centos -6 repo).
>> The version is CentOS-6.0-i386-bin-DVD.iso
>> With each virtual machine I get this result at the beginning of the
>> installation:
>> "This kernel requires the following features not present on the cpu pae"
>> "Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU"
>> I undeerstand that perhaps the computer processor is too old.
>> But is there a patch to overpass this problem?
> You need to have a cpu that has a hardware visor. Otherwise, the only
> other option will be qemu which is slow.

Oops, taking that back, virtualbox is not like kvm or xen. It looks like 
that it does not need a hardware hypervisor.

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