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I'm trying to install kvm extensions in my computer.

I'm following this guide

KVM installation

KVM is not available in my machine and I have a 32 bits one.

rocio@rocio-laptop:~$ sudo /usr/sbin/kvm-ok
  INFO: Your CPU does not support KVM extensions
  KVM acceleration can NOT be used
rocio@rocio-laptop:~$ uname -m
   i686

Everything seems to be ok until the verifying

rocio@rocio-laptop:~$ ls -l /dev/kvm
  ls: no se puede acceder a /dev/kvm: No existe el archivo o el directo

that means in spanish the file or folder doesnt exist.

Where is the problem?

I add some information after the bodhi.zazen's answer.

I have 2 processor:

rocio@rocio-laptop:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
     processor  : 0
     vendor_id  : GenuineIntel
     cpu family : 6
     model      : 23
     model name : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T6400  @ 2.00GHz

But none Intel or AMD:

rocio@rocio-laptop:~$ grep vmx /proc/cpuinfo
rocio@rocio-laptop:~$ grep svm /proc/cpuinfo
rocio@rocio-laptop:

Also, in Intel website, it seems to be a 64 bits processor

http://ark.intel.com/products/40479/Intel-Core2-Duo-Processor-T6400-2M-Cache-2_00-GHz-800-MHz-FSB

I'm lost!

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From the error message:

INFO: Your CPU does not support KVM extensions
KVM acceleration can NOT be used

And your processor is an i686

See:

http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Processor_support

and

http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/FAQ#Are_64bits_processors_supported_under_KVM.3F

So to use KVM you need to upgrade your processor

You can use Virtualbox and qemu, but they will be slower then KVM

  • I updated my cuestion with your suggest – cucuru Aug 10 '15 at 17:41
  • @cucuru Your CPU still does not support KVM. You need a new, "modern" cpu if you wish to run KVM. Perhaps if you installed a 64 bit version of Ubuntu, but cpuinfo should show the flags – Panther Aug 10 '15 at 18:04
  • so, I need a new computer??? – cucuru Aug 10 '15 at 18:29
  • A CPU that support KVM, yes. See the links. You need a CPUu with either the vmx or svm flags – Panther Aug 10 '15 at 18:39
  • @cucuru - On the link to your CPU "Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡ No" you need a CPU that has ("yes') to this feature – Panther Aug 10 '15 at 18:56

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