Virtualbox 64bit? (was 32 or 64??)

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Sun Jan 31 17:42:48 UTC 2010

Johnneylee Rollins wrote:
> <snip>
>> Did you try and if so were you sucessful in importing a vm exported by
>> 32bit Virtualbox?
>> I have Virtuabox setup and running a XP guest on a Ubuntu 32bit machine.
>> I exported it and tried to import it on my new 64 bit machine but was
>> unable to do it because of errors I received.  I realize that "errors"
>> is not a proper problem description, but I got sidetracked getting the
>> Mozilla apps running and did't keep good notes.  I'm ready to try again
>> and just looking for confirmation that it is possible and maybe a little
>> guidence.
> Do you want that in windows flavour for the guest? Or will anything do?
> ~SpaceGhost

I'm not exactly sure what you mean here.  I have XP running in 
Virtualbox on my 32bit Ubuntu.  Rather than using the XP cd to install 
it in Virtualbox on the 64bit machine I thought I could import the setup 
I have on the 32bit machine into the 64bit Virtualbox.  I don't know 
enough about Virtualbox to know if the type of guest OS makes a 
difference.  Any guidenece would be appreciated.

Thanks,  Jim

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