BIOS password...: probably on latitudes only

Lance Haig lnhaig at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 04:49:31 CDT 2008


I thought you might ask that :-)

I have tried everything and the only one that works is Vmware 
workstation but that is expensive.

I will keep at it then thanks for the help

Regards

Lance


Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com wrote:
> Lance:
>
> Can you consider trying a different virtualization solution instead of KVM possibly?  It's likely that you could be encountering a bug in KVM.  Eg Virtualbox, or VMWare?  They both support the VT flag of your CPU.
>
> Regards
>
> Mario Limonciello 
> Dell | Linux Engineering 
> Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com 
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lance Haig [mailto:lnhaig at gmail.com]
> Sent: Wed 7/23/2008 7:14 PM
> To: Limonciello, Mario
> Cc: linux-desktops
> Subject: Re: BIOS password...: probably on latitudes only
>  
> Hi Mario,
>
> Well where do i start.
>
> I have a Latitude D531 with the following
>
> 4GB ram
> ATI - Radeon x1270
> 120 Gb HDD
> AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile
>     Technology TL-60
>     1.60 GHz
>     PAE
>
> My story.
>
> I bought this laptop for my packaging duties on the distribution I am a 
> member of. and the first task was to install a vm tool to run my Dev 
> environment.
>
> I was able to install kvm onto my machine but as soon as I started the 
> vm my laptop would hang and then reset.
>
> I have tried the following distributions with the same result.
>
> OpenSuse
> SLED
> Ubuntu
> RedHat
> Foresight
>
> After your e-mail I made the changes you suggested so the machine now 
> just hangs/freezes
> I have to force it off.
>
> I have checked if I am running the newest bios and I am .
>
> I am willing to help in any way to solve this so not only I but everyone 
> else who owns one of these can run vm software and happily use linux.
>
> Regards
>
> Lance
>
>   



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