I have been trying all morning to find the right Ubuntu Server (12.04) ISO to use for installing an Ubuntu guest OS on my VBox VM.
Here are the relevant stats:
- Host Machine: AMD 64-bit
- Host OS: Ubuntu Desktop 11.04
- VM OS: Linux
- VM OS Version: Ubuntu
- ISO downloaded and attempted:
When I try to start the VM I get a main menu, the first option reads Install Ubuntu. When I select that, I get an error message:
This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.
Edit: That message makes me think that I have a 32-bit machine but am trying to run a 64-bit ISO. I am confident that this is 64-bit, however, as
uname -m produces
x86-64 in the terminal...and executing
Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit CPU(s): 2 Thread(s) per core: 1 Core(s) per socket: 2 CPU socket(s): 1 NUMA node(s): 1 Vendor ID: GenuineIntel CPU family: 6 Model: 23 Stepping: 10 CPU MHz: 1200.000 L1d cache: 32K L1i cache: 32K L2 cache: 1024K
Here's the kicker: I downloaded the ISO on a Windows machine, because my Ubuntu machine (the one running Ubuntu Desktop 11.04 and hosting the VM-to-be) has crummy network connection. So I downloaded to a Windows client, put the ISO on a flash drive, copied it over to my Ubuntu machine, and saved it locally. I'm wondering if the download page saw that I was trying to download from a Windows client and swapped out the x86-64 version for i686? Otherwise I downloaded the wrong ISO.
Can someone please tell me what the right ISO is? I thought for sure the AMD 64-bit version would be exactly what I needed.