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    Question Trying to get XEN working on Dell D830 Notebook

    I have a Dell Latitude D830 notebook running openSUSE 11.0 as the only OS. Here are the hardware specs:

    Latitude D830, Intel Core 2 Duo T7100, 1.80GHz, 800Mhz 2M L2 Cache, Dual Core
    1.0GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM, 1 DIMM
    80 GB 7200 RPM HDD
    Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 Latitude D830

    openSUSE 11.0 works great on this PC, except for a few minor things, like Pulse Audio. But what I want to do it try out XEN with Windows XP Pro. However I get an error message stating I can not do this because the hardware will not support full virtualization.

    I would think the T7100 should be able to do this, but I'm not sure. Has anyone tried this on a PC with simular hardware? Should I look at a different PC to try this?

    Thanks!
    Maxpoweron

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    Default Re: Trying to get XEN working on Dell D830 Notebook

    On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 14:36:04 GMT
    maxpoweron <maxpoweron@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > I have a Dell Latitude D830 notebook running openSUSE 11.0 as the only
    > OS. Here are the hardware specs:
    >
    > Latitude D830, Intel Core 2 Duo T7100, 1.80GHz, 800Mhz 2M L2 Cache,
    > Dual Core
    > 1.0GB, DDR2-667 SDRAM, 1 DIMM
    > 80 GB 7200 RPM HDD
    > Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 Latitude D830
    >
    > openSUSE 11.0 works great on this PC, except for a few minor things,
    > like Pulse Audio. But what I want to do it try out XEN with Windows
    > XP Pro. However I get an error message stating I can not do this
    > because the hardware will not support full virtualization.
    >
    > I would think the T7100 should be able to do this, but I'm not sure.
    > Has anyone tried this on a PC with simular hardware? Should I look at
    > a different PC to try this?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    >

    Hi
    If you look at the cpu features, does it support the vt flag?

    cat /proc/cpuinfo |grep flag

    or

    /usr/sbin/hwinfo --cpu |grep Feature

    There may also be a setting in the BIOS to enable vt.

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    Default Re: Trying to get XEN working on Dell D830 Notebook

    I don't know. I'll check it out when I get home. Since I have the same PC at work, I'll check the BIOS per your suggestion.

    Thanks!
    Maxpoweron

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    Default Re: Trying to get XEN working on Dell D830 Notebook

    On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 15:26 +0000, maxpoweron wrote:
    > I don't know. I'll check it out when I get home. Since I have the same
    > PC at work, I'll check the BIOS per your suggestion.


    Dell disables the VT stuff by default... so yep.. that's the issue.



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