Installing x64 operating systems on Parallels 19?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop on a Mac with Apple silicon' started by viola, Aug 22, 2023.

  1. viola

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    It appears with the introduction of Parallels 19 Pro that some form or level of x64 support is returned insomuch that Ubuntu x64 can run and - from what I have read - other x64 Linux distributions. When I enable x64 support in 19 Pro:
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    And when I try to boot an x64 operating system, I do not see any information that indicates x64 support within the BIOS:
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    And I find no options to boot any operating system in such instances with the proper x64-bootable ISO attached to the VM guest.
    What's going on here?
     
  2. MatthewR20

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    This feature is intended to allow the user to run x64 linux programs using rosetta inside of a custom arm64 version of ubuntu, not to run x64 operating systems.
    https://kb.parallels.com/en/129871
     
  3. viola

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    So let me kinda do an abbreviated recap here to run x64 Linux stuff:
    • Install arm64 Linux on Parallels
    • Add amd64 repositories for the distribution
    • Download and run the rosetta_x86_sources.sh (seems to perhaps be limited to Ubuntu and Debian based Linux distributions; Redhat based distros may come later)
    • Be prepared for some quirky behavior and going back to the source page and or forum entry they link (https://forum.parallels.com/threads...tainers-in-linux-vms-on-apple-silicon.361109/)
     
  4. DavidE7

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    is there a reason why this doesn't work in windows 10/11?
     
  5. MatthewR20

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    Windows 11 already has built in translation to run x86 binaries in the arm version of windows.
     

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