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chrisbux
Blue Screen Again
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-26-2012
Location: USA
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Edge E430 BIOS update to allow multiple core access to VMs

I have an Ubuntu VM on my Thinkpad E430 I would like to occasionally use.  There seems to be a problem with allowing the VM to access multiple cores.  I have the latest BIOS according to the update utility.  In BIOS, I cannot find any way to enable/disable VT-x.  According to Oracle, features are locked or unavailable in MSR.  

WonderWoofy
Token Ring
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎09-15-2012
Location: Los Gatos, CA
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Re: Edge E430 BIOS update to allow multiple core access to VMs

I have the ability to enable/diable virtualization in my bios.  If I am not mistaken, this is one of the few computers where it is set on by default.

 

Under ubuntu do 

 

$ grep -E avx /proc/cpuinfo

 

If there is a highlighted avx, it is already turned on.  Though I am not sure if this will work under virtualbox.  

 

If you are using ubuntu anyway, why not use WUBI?  It basically installs ubuntu as a normal application in windows.  You may even get better performance that way.  

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