FreeBSD amd 64 and VMWARE issues

Jia-Shiun Li jiashiun at
Thu Dec 1 02:15:33 GMT 2005

2005/12/1, Daniel Rock <freebsd at>:
> Jia-Shiun Li schrieb:
> > Derrick,
> >
> > You must have
> > 1.Windows x64 edition as host
> You can run an 64 bit guest OS on a 32 bit Windows host.

That's not what I realized:

> > 2.VMWare Workstation 5.5 (from which begins to support amd64 guests)
> > to install amd64 version as guest OS.
> 3. You need an Athlon64/Opteron processor with at least D-Stepping. AFAIK all
> Socket 754 processors are stepping CG or lower. So I don't think you will have
> any luck even with the current VMWare release.

ya... I just found that not every x64 CPU will work. Only those Intel
ones with VT (Pentium 4 6[67]2), and AMD ones of newer stepping (I
dont know what is the real difference that matters) can run 64-bit
guests. These CPUs are still rare.


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