BIOS password...: probably on latitudes only

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 05:14:10 CDT 2008


Maybe you do have some hardware problem then... I am very successfully 
running Virtualbox with WindowsXP and Vista on my Dell laptop w 
(K)Ubuntu 8.04  - not your model for sure but even so.


Lance Haig wrote:
> 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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