I am having a 64 bit laptop which does not support VT. It is a Dell Machine.For some recovery (I have a server whose rsync backup I am recovering) I necessarily need to have a 64 bit guest.The guest OS is CentOS. My host OS is Ubuntu 10.04 (with all updates) and guest to create is CentOS 64 bit 5.5 version.
How ever when I started the installation from ISO it stopped saying your CPU does not support long mode.Use a 32 bit distribution. I came to Virtualbox because similar error I had in using Vmware which I had posted in a thread here how to run a vmdk image on another 64 bit machine which does not have vt support the thread seems to have suppressed so posting this new one.
So I got a vmdk file (which was given to me by a kind friend) which had the 64 bit guest created on his hardware which supported VT so I tried to import the same in Virtualbox.Unfortunately I did not see any option which I can use to import the vmdk file to Virtual box (though there were options to import open virtual image formats) so I thought of creating a guest OS from scratch and tried creating the 64 bit guest on this system using Virtualbox. Virtualbox was downloaded from here http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.2/virtualbox-4.0_4.0.2-69518~Ubuntu~lucid_amd64.deb and it installed successfully. But 1) To import the vmware file there was no option in Virtualbox 2) The creation of 64 bit guest on 64 bit hardware in above scenario had failed.
Is there a remedy for same.Thanks in advance.