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ThinkPad 8 supports VT-x?

2014-04-17, 7:19 AM

Hi, I have some questions about ThinkPad 8.

 

ThinkPad 8 supports Intel virtualization technology(VT-x)? I know Z3770 processor supports it, but i'm not sure whether or not can enable VT-x in bios of ThinkPad 8.

 

And can I install another OS on ThinkPad 8? for example, ubuntu linux or android-x86.

 

Thanks.

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Re: ThinkPad 8 supports VT-x?

2014-04-17, 13:28 PM

for the linux question - yes and no.

 

The big problem on linux is that the UEFI support is only found in the x86_64 versions of linux. same with android x86(which doesn't support UEFI at all). The UEFI build of android also doesnt support the 32 bit UEFI. however, there is a method by which to boot Linux.

 

EDIT: forgot to mention that the UEFI on the tablet is 32 bit, but the distro only compiles 64 bit efi stubs

 

http://www.jfwhome.com/2014/03/07/perfect-ubuntu-or-other-linux-on-the-asus-transformer-book-t100/ 

 

This guide is for the T-100, but it should also work on the TPT8, since the hardware is essentially the same(the T-100 uses the Z3740). Of course it is try at your own risk. Theoretically, you could boot Android-ia(Intels android with UEFI support), using the grub bootloader provided, but I cannot verify this or tell you how, as I do not own a TPT8.

 

As for the Virtualization, again, I cannot verify as I don't have one but I think that this feature cannot be enabled, as the tablet doesn't have a 64-bit OS, and would not be able to activate windows virtualization components. obviously the VTx extensions would be useful for running virtualbox or similar software, but again since its a tablet with 2GB of RAM, it wouldn't be a good option to enable these components.


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Re: ThinkPad 8 supports VT-x?

2014-04-18, 3:02 AM

Thank you for your kind reply. I'll check it out.

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Re: ThinkPad 8 supports VT-x?

2014-04-18, 3:07 AM

No problem. I've been trying to get my Tablet 2 Running linux, but its not even 64 bit capable. If I had a thinkpad tablet 8, I would definately try getting android running on it. The rumor still is that there will be 64 bit UEFI Bay trail tablets coming, and those should easily boot alternative OSes, its jut the 32 bit UEFI makes everything difficult.


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Re: ThinkPad 8 supports VT-x?

2014-04-18, 3:26 AM

It seems I must turn off secure boot option in UEFI/BIOS to install another OS.

But unfortunately I also don't have TPT8 now.

Could someone help to check there are these two options in TPT8's UEFI/BIOS menu?

 

1. Enable/disable secure boot option

2. Enable/disable VT-x option

 

 

 

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Re: ThinkPad 8 supports VT-x?

2014-04-18, 3:32 AM

Secure boot disable is a definite. All windows 8 devices have to have that.


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