Virtualbox shows only 32 bit

Since reinstalling and switching to sytemd-boot i have installed virtualbox again and it only shows 32bit for all entries. Not sure why?



[ricklinux@kde-pc ~]$ pacman -Qi virtualbox
Name            : virtualbox
Version         : 6.1.38-1
Description     : Powerful x86 virtualization for enterprise as well as home use
Architecture    : x86_64
URL             :
Licenses        : GPL  custom
Groups          : None
Provides        : None
Depends On      : glibc  openssl  curl  gcc-libs  libpng  python  sdl  libvpx  libxml2  procps-ng  shared-mime-info  zlib  libxcursor  libxinerama  libx11
                  libxext  libxmu  libxt  opus  qt5-base  qt5-x11extras  VIRTUALBOX-HOST-MODULES
Optional Deps   : vde2: Virtual Distributed Ethernet support
                  virtualbox-guest-iso: Guest Additions CD image [installed]
                  virtualbox-ext-vnc: VNC server support
                  virtualbox-sdk: Developer kit
Required By     : virtualbox-ext-oracle
Optional For    : None
Conflicts With  : virtualbox-ose
Replaces        : virtualbox-ose
Installed Size  : 163.40 MiB
Packager        : Christian Hesse <>
Build Date      : Thu 01 Sep 2022 03:47:47 PM
Install Date    : Sun 04 Sep 2022 07:11:00 PM
Install Reason  : Explicitly installed
Install Script  : No
Validated By    : Signature

[ricklinux@kde-pc ~]$ 

Perhaps unrelated, but I had to choose in my bios or UEFI (I am confused anyways which is what), to enable virtualization. It’s a new windows security feature to disable it.


Okay…i just realized. You are probably correct because i had updated the UEFI firmware just this morning. I’ll go check that now. Virtualization is probably not enabled by default and i forgot i did this.

Edit: That was it. Thanks for the reminder.


Great! By the way, this is something I recently found out when trying virtual box again. In the past, virtualization was not disabled on my laptop and 64bits wasn’t hidden in virtual box. That maybe a good thread for people that miss that…

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Usually i always go through my UEFI settings when i update the UEFI Firmware as it sets everything to defaults so i have to reset them. I did that but i missed this one. It’s actually in the overclocking menu for cpu enhancements or what ever it’s called.

Who could have seen that coming.
Spyware persist itself…nobody learns!


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