On a new Retina MBP running Lion and Fusion 3.1.4, any attempt to boot a 32-bit Ubuntu Linux guest results in:
My first attempt was trying to boot a VM that I copied from my old Macbook. After trying all the suggestions I could find in the forums, I gave up and started a fresh install with the 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 server ISO. As soon as I choose "Install Ubuntu" from the boot menu, I get the same "The CPU has been disabled" message listed above.
I've seen a few other threads about problems with Fusion on the new MBP's, but none of the solutions have worked for me so far. Maybe because I'm still stuck on version 3.1.4?
I've tried adding "cpuid.1.eax = "----:----:----:0010:----:----:1010:0111"" to the vmx file, but it doesn't make any difference. Nor do the other suggestions from http://communities.vmware.com/thread/405898.
Will upgrading to Fusion 4 fix this?
I don't think it's Lion, since my old Macbook was also running Lion, and did not have these issues.
Thanks for any help!
Installed the trial version of Fusion 4, and I can boot now.