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asked 2016-12-13 14:05:11 +0200

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hello guys,i 've just installed sage 7.0 in virtual-box 5.1.10 ,and it crushes on startup with "illegal instructions". When i type "rm spkg/installed/mpir* spkg/installed/atlas* " which is the suggested solution i receive this anwser : -bash: spkg/installed/mpir* No such file or directory. Can you provide me some solutions and help me out?please help. thanks for your time. sorry for my bad english. my os is windows 7 64-bit

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The ova download page at has more recent versions, including Sage 7.4. Why not use the most recent version?

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2016-12-13 15:27:54 +0200 )edit

because im a student and this is the version my teacher wants. If it doesnt work i'll try the newest version. so you think that this version is the problem?

alexia24 gravatar imagealexia24 ( 2016-12-13 15:42:57 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-12-13 15:25:40 +0200

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updated 2017-12-13 01:16:42 +0200

Instead of the virtual machine, you might be interested in testing the new SageMath installer for Windows.

It should work with any 64-bit version of Windows 7 and above.

To try it out, use the .exe installer from the most recent item (top in the list) at

Note: edited this answer in 2017-12 to point to instead of the previous repo which had the alpha version.

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is this version supports sage notebook? and is this an alpha-version? i've started to download it. thanks a lot for your anwser, you are my only hope:P

alexia24 gravatar imagealexia24 ( 2016-12-13 15:38:01 +0200 )edit

I updated the link; the previous link pointed to an alpha version for Sage versions 7.x.

Starting from Sage 8.0, the installer is no longer in alpha stage; it will aim to keep in sync with releases of Sage.

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2017-12-13 13:00:19 +0200 )edit

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