brent timothy saner on 12 Feb 2008 15:24:11 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Finding a motherboard with a BIOS that does not block CPU virtualization

K.S. Bhaskar wrote:
> We have been burned both times that we purchased AMD64 motherboards
> recently (2 Gigabyte models from Newegg).  The CPUs support
> virtualization (evidence from /proc/cpuinfo), but the kernel modiule
> kvm-amd fails to load with an error.  Google tells me that this is the
> result of a BIOS that blocks virtualization.  Is there any way to tell
> before purchasing a mobo whether or not the BIOS blocks
> virtualization?  This doesn't seem to be a feature that mobo
> manufacturers advertise.

it'll take some know-how, but at least you aren't reliant on your
manufacturer's bios. ;)

but yes, i'd definitely make sure you have the most recent revision of
the bios they provide.

Brent Saner

Bill Gates is to hacking as Sid Vicious was to the Sex Pistols:
no talent, everyone hates him, and he's just in it for the fame and money.

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