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I need to install avirtual machine using VMware with Ubuntu 64-bit on a real machine of 32 bits, my question is, will be possible to do this successfully? .. maybe the question is silly,but I would like to know is possible.

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No, you must have a 64-bit capable CPU. VMware does not virtualize the CPU.

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Although you do not need to be running a 64-bit OS, I believe. –  Blorgbeard Jan 26 '11 at 17:15
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That is correct. As long as the processor is 64-bit capable, the host OS can be 32-bit. –  badp Jan 26 '11 at 17:16
    
but the processor is 32 bit .. can have a 64-bit kernel? –  Melkhiah66 Jan 27 '11 at 6:13

VMWare (and also VirtualBox, on a side node) virtualizes 64bit inside a 32bit machine.

Also, try this. It will check if your machine works for virtualizing 64 bit machines. This works on VMware. I tried it. You just have to have the virtualization extensions in your CPU (is also relevant for VirtualBox)

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