simple question about VMWARE change bits setting
Posted on 2009-05-13
I run SunOS 5.10 64 bit as a guest on Windows XP using vmware workstation 6. Also I run Free-BSD 64 bit.
With both virtual machines I get the following error:
"You are running a 64-bit guest operating system, but the virtual machine is configured to run a 32-bit operating system. To ensure that a 64-bit guest operating system will function correctly you must:
1. Power off this virtual machine.
2. Change the guest operating system type to a 64-bit operating system in virtual machine settings."
Free-BSD doesn't run. Solaris does.
My simple question is: how do I configure the virtual machine to 64 bits. In the configuration screen I don't see any options. I also don't see any options in the vmx file. I didn't find the vmware manual usefull (470 pages; no relevant search hits).
BTW: I downloaded the 64 bits check program from VMWARE, it states that my computer is able to run guests in 64 bits mode. Surely it does, because (after some rebooting) Solaris 10 64 bits is running like a dream.