Re: KVM ... bypass BIOS check for VT?

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Fri Dec 29 2006 - 10:45:38 EST

On Fri, 2006-12-29 at 23:14 +0800, Jeff Chua wrote:
> I'm resending this under KVM as a subject and hope to get response.
> kvm: disabled by bios
> I know this has been asked before and the answer was no. Does it still
> stand or is there a way to bypass the bios? I'm using Lenovo X60s and
> there's no option to enable VT in the BIOS setup.

I don't think there is a generic way that works.
(rationale: the bios really has to support VT, for example it has to
load the right microcode into the cpu etc)

Not ruling out that specific machines may be able to force it, but
that's more luck than a general solution if that's the case.

(fwiw the linux-ready firmware developer kit now has a test for
vt-enabling so with some luck more bioses will have this right in the

Arjan van de Ven

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