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VirtualBox on Backtrack 4 32-bit?


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Hi,

I have BackTrack 4 installed on the harddrive of my 32-bit system. I wanted to install VirtualBox on Backtrack inorder to create the following two virtual machines:
  • BackTrack 5
  • Windows XP

However, I noticed that all of the VirtualBox Linux distributions are AMD64. Does this mean that the VirtualBox distros would not work on my 32-bit system? If they would, which one should I choose?
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I am not sure of why you think that VirtualBox is only for AMD64, all the versions are available for i386 as well.

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VirtualBox 4.0.10 for Linux

Note: The package architecture has to match the Linux kernel architecture, that is, if you are running a 64-bit kernel, install the appropriate AMD64 package (it does not matter if you have an Intel or an AMD CPU). Mixed installations (e.g. Debian/Lenny ships an AMD64 kernel with 32-bit packages) are not supported. To install VirtualBox anyway you need to setup a 64-bit chroot environment.

Please choose the appropriate package for your Linux distribution:

* Ubuntu 11.04 ("Natty Narwhal") i386 | AMD64
* Ubuntu 10.10 ("Maverick Meerkat") i386 | AMD64
* Ubuntu 10.04 LTS ("Lucid Lynx") i386 | AMD64
* Ubuntu 9.10 ("Karmic Koala") i386 | AMD64
* Ubuntu 8.04 LTS ("Hardy Heron") i386 | AMD64
* Debian 6.0 ("Squeeze") i386 | AMD64
* Debian 5.0 ("Lenny") i386 | AMD64
* openSUSE 11.4 i386 | AMD64
* openSUSE 11.3 i386 | AMD64
* openSUSE 11.1 / 11.2 i386 | AMD64
* SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES11) i386 | AMD64
* SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES10) i386 | AMD64
* Fedora 15 ("Lovelock") i386 | AMD64
* Fedora 14 ("Laughlin") i386 | AMD64
* Fedora 13 ("Goddard") i386 | AMD64
* Mandriva 2010.0 / 2010.1 i386 | AMD64
* Mandriva 2009.1 i386 | AMD64
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ("RHEL6") / Oracle Linux 6 ("OL6") i386 | AMD64
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ("RHEL5") / Oracle Linux 5 ("OL5") / CentOS 5 i386 | AMD64
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 ("RHEL4") / Oracle Linux 4 ("OL4") / CentOS 4 i386
* Turbolinux 11 i386 | AMD64
* All distributions i386 | AMD64


You just need to seleect i386 OR AMD64, depending on what you are running.
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