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    Default VM won't load after zypper dup to 13.1

    Recently upgraded from 12.3 to 13.1 using zypper dup method. Have had no
    issues for the past week since, but today I tried to use virtualbox for the
    first time since the upgrade. The virtualbox program opened OK, but the VM
    (Win 7) would not. I discovered that one minor dependency was missing and
    installed that, but the problem persists.

    Here's the error message:
    Failed to open a session for the virtual machine W7-64.

    VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR. (VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED).

    Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
    Component: Console
    Interface: IConsole {db7ab4ca-2a3f-4183-9243-c1208da92392}
    virtualbox version is 4.2.18-2.5.1-x86-64 from openSUSE-13.1-Update
    Code:
    :~ # uname -a
    Linux p580.cutbeach 3.11.6-4-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Oct 30 18:04:56 UTC 2013 
    (e6d4a27) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    MS user 1988-2008, Linux user 1998-present, openSUSE user since 2004
    (The first computer I used had a punch card reader)

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    Default Re: VM won't load after zypper dup to 13.1

    VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED normally indicates that hardware virtualization is disabled in the BIOS settings.
    So have a look there and enable it if it's disabled.

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    Default Re: VM won't load after zypper dup to 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED normally indicates that hardware virtualization is disabled in the BIOS settings.
    So have a look there and enable it if it's disabled.
    Thanx wolfi323

    That was it. I forgot that I'd recently flashed the BIOS to resolve an unrelated issue.

    (Of course, as luck would have it, the new BIOS is flaky and the machine locks up 4 out of every 5 times I go into the configuration screen, so changing the virtualization setting from "disabled" to "enabled" took a lot of patience. Not Lenovo's finest hour. Now I can't even flash the BIOS again. That would require Windows, and Windows refuses to load, as it thinks the new BIOS software is a new machine. I'll have to fix that next.)
    MS user 1988-2008, Linux user 1998-present, openSUSE user since 2004
    (The first computer I used had a punch card reader)

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