On December 3, 2015 at 18:11:00, Francois Delalleau (f delalleau openmailbox org) wrote:
Yes, I think most of us here who has Intel HD Graphics are using it solely for the host and the dedicated PCI-e ones for the guests.
Are you referring to LGA-1155 and LGA-1156? I confused since you wrote "(i7-6xxx)” seems like you were asking about Sky Lake platform? Ideally any Intel processors which has Intel VT-d feature should be able to do this, but currently your safest bet should be on Haswell, Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge platforms, as well as their extreme siblings, Haswell-E, Ivy Bridge-E, Sandy Bridge-E platforms. Sky Lake users are quite rare to found. Also there’s a user contributed HCL here .
I think it’s harder to do it on a laptop, but I won’t comment more on this since I never done this before.
There should be no distribution restriction. The most stable kernel is 4.1.x as of now, kernel 4.2.x is broken if you want to use UEFI guests via OVMF. Kernel 4.3.x need another patch to work with OVMF . You probably need to patch your kernel  if your platform is other than Xeon E5, Haswell-E, Ivy Bridge-E, Sandy Bridge-E, but it depends on your IOMMU grouping and your devices. If you want to do VGA passthrough, and want to use Intel HD Graphics as your host’ graphics, then you need to patch your kernel with .