09-03-2016 10:52 AM - last edited on 09-09-2016 06:42 AM by BiggAl
Downloaded Virtual Box to M73 Tiny Desktop. Can't access Acceleration tab (greyed out) to setup guest OS -- all "help" points to BIOS setting...
Any idea of WHAT and WHERE in BIOS to enable, to gain full access to Virtual Box?
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09-05-2016 08:14 AM
What is the version and date of the BIOS?
09-05-2016 12:03 PM
What is the full model number? And the full processor model? Both can be found with 'sys info'
09-07-2016 10:39 AM
That processor supports VT-x, but not VT-d. I can't tell from the documentation, whether this system, which is at the lowest end of the ThinkCentre line, should support Virtualization or not. Perhaps somebody with more knowledge than I can edify us.
I do suggest that you update your BIOS, there's been important security fixes, and the BIOS settings may have changed.
09-07-2016 03:59 PM
09-08-2016 11:58 AM
I took a look at the BIOS of a M73 SFF with an i5-4570. It has a BIOS setting for VT-x, and when that it enabled, another setting for VT-d. The SFF and Tower use a different BIOS than the Tiny, which appears not to support VT.
09-08-2016 12:16 PM
Thanks, a shame Lenovo hardware tech support isn't aware of that;-)... (the two techs I spoke with knew next to nothing about virtualization; only that I was crazy for attempting to use a different OS, even if I could get virtualbox or vmware to work...;-) and, why wasn't I using Windows 10?