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Re: Virtualization - what do You recommend?

On Tue, 2 Feb 2010, Odd wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > On Tue, 2 Feb 2010, Odd wrote:
> >
> > > olafrv@gmail.com wrote:
> > > > Also you can use Xen but you still need special hardware like the
> > > > latest CPUs from AMD or Intel for Windows run...
> > > Be careful though. Not all of Intel's latest stuff has hardware
> > > support for virtualization. Check this list before buying:
> > > http://ark.intel.com/VTList.aspx
> >
> >  as i recall, some CPUs actually have HW virt support, but it's
> > been disabled in the BIOS.  can anyone find something online that
> > describes anyone who tripped over such a situation, and attempted
> > to (re)enable that on their own?
> I had to enable it in the BIOS on my Gigabyte motherboard. It was
> very easy though, juse enable or disable.

  fair enough, i just wanted to point out that the H/W virt support
might be there, you just have to activate it.  (i recall others who
claimed (incorrectly?) that the support was there, but that they had
no ability to turn it on.)


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