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Re: serious virtualization without HW support?



Robert P. J. Day wrote:
Most new machines now have the virtualization flags. It's always
worth checking before you buy, though.

  i do recall reading somewhere that, yes, you have to be careful to
check that the system not only has the virt extension but that it's
*turned on*.  i can't recall where i read that, does anyone have a
URL?  something about selling a system cheaper because you've simply
disabled the extension, but advertising it as if it *does* have it.

On my HP/Intel machines you have to enable the virtualization feature in the BIOS. It is off by default, and the option is oddly buried in a "Security" menu.

- Mike


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