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by driz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

That's good news! I'm glad my website remains useful. How are the girls getting along with their virtual Windows PCs? Still running great! I keep trying to think of things to beef it up, but until they get into better games, it's just perfect man. I do wish everything could be put to sleep, but we ...
by driz
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

hey all, been a while since I've posted, but today I built a new system for my parents. They needed two work stations and were about to buy a laptop. I ended up building them a system (very similar to my girls') for about 500$. Everything was going perfect, but I couldn't get the windows iso to boot...
by driz
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

I discovered today that the webcams don't work on the windows 10 vms :( The errors showed this processing error - resetting ehci hc emu-system-x86_64: libusb_release_interface: -4 [NO_DEVICE] Attempt to fix #1 I've upgraded the kernel to 4.13.0-32-generic, but there was no change to the error I'm no...
by driz
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

Howdy all, thought i'd post some horrible news. After the two win10 vms were running perfectly for over a year now, I was running updates on my other linux servers... some how i did pay attention and upgraded the distro of my kvm box. It pretty much ruined everything, now I get stuck at the windows...
by driz
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

Howdy all, thought i'd post some horrible news. After the two win10 vms were running perfectly for over a year now, I was running updates on my other linux servers... some how i did pay attention and upgraded the distro of my kvm box. It pretty much ruined everything, now I get stuck at the windows ...
by driz
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

put it in PDF and submit to tldp :D

i didnt actually check if tldp still exists, but i used to use the hell out of it in the 90s.
by driz
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

Has anyone had any success in passing through a USB hub and have it behave like a usb controller? I want to take out my pci-e usb controller to free up some pci lanes but i can't seem to get my usb hub working at all in the vm. End goal to be able to plug a thumbdrive into the hub and have the VM a...
by driz
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

when you installed your linux (i dont use mint) where did you install the bootloader? MBR or first partition? I'm not sure how MBR in a kvm guest would work, but perhaps if you mark partition 1 as bootable and install the bootloader there it will work? i would also verify the label on your disk is g...
by driz
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

@driz: Thanks for sharing your experience - this is great! About hugepages: I never compared hugepages vs. without hugepages, but simply took it as a performance optimizer. From what I read, however, the impact of hugepages is rather small. I wouldn't worry about it. Using iothread is the recommend...
by driz
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Post your Passmark results of your Windows VM
Replies: 61
Views: 23204

Re: Post your Passmark results of your Windows VM

i neglected to post this previously. I also need to follow better instructions, i will go back and run passmark 8 later. had to go to work! this is all with iothreads and NO hugepages. click to enlarge pictures https://picload.org/thumbnail/roladwla/wei.jpg https://picload.org/thumbnail/roladwlr/pas...
by driz
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

Hey all, i wanted to add some info since i made a few changes. first, without hugepages, but passing the full ssd through my windows score was 6.4. Assigned a 6G hugepage to the vm increased this to 6.5. That being said, i was still having that crackly audio, so i purchased an hdmi monitor for one o...
by driz
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

@driz: I guess I'm out of answers. The only thing that comes to mind is some option during Windows installation. Sorry, can't help. But I gathered that Windows recognized the disk as a SSD? it doesn't, but i did notice that windows won't perform optimizations on a thin provisioned disk either. In t...
by driz
Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

@driz: I guess I'm out of answers. The only thing that comes to mind is some option during Windows installation. Sorry, can't help. But I gathered that Windows recognized the disk as a SSD? it doesn't, but i did notice that windows won't perform optimizations on a thin provisioned disk either. In t...
by driz
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

@driz: thin provisioned disk Did you format the disk BEFORE you installed the WIndows VM? As a rule, do NOT format any drive or media that is to hold the VM. If you plan to use /dev/sdd or the partition /dev/sdd1 to hold your Windows VM, make sure it is not formated. If necessary, delete the partit...
by driz
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

Hi, I have issue in qemu keep hanging/stuck and when I check the cpu usage per thread it is 100% when this happen. I suspect it is something to do with the USB card I pass through but can't be too sure about it ( I have used 2 differect add-on card with 2 different chipset, ASmedia and NEC, and pro...
by driz
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

Dear driz, this is awesome! Many thanks for sharing your configuration and setup. Very helpful indeed! Now to your issues: Issue2: ...for disk, each system has an SSD passed through except windows detects it as a thin provisioned disk (how do i fix this???) Answer: Did you follow Part 8 of my how-t...
by driz
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 530
Views: 170344

Re: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough

i followed these directions and my system works perfectly. I tried to make another system for my other daughter (i had 2 cores avail, 6G ram and another radeon video card (the host is headless)) both video cards are claimed by vfio-pci and my script is the same except for the changes to use the prop...
by driz
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM17(XFCE) + Powerbroker Open
Replies: 1
Views: 901

LM17(XFCE) + Powerbroker Open

Hello, I have a recent installation of Linux Mint 17 XFCE. The first thing i did was install Power Broker Open and join the system to my AD domain. All domain functionality is working appropriately, but the domain user is not able to suspend, hibernate, reboot, shutdown or control network settings. ...
by driz
Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Another "no sound" problem .. Mint 16
Replies: 20
Views: 8883

Re: Another "no sound" problem .. Mint 16

my sound was working fine. update manager installed some updates, i only noticed the mesa one. after my next reboot, sound devices were gone from alsa. inxi -Axx Audio: Card-1: NVIDIA GF104 High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 Card-2: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chip...
by driz
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dynex USB Mic
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Dynex USB Mic

corrected the issue on LM16 xfce by updating to the latest kernel 3.15rc7.

decided to see if lm17 fixed the issue, it did not. the problem exists upon the first reboot after installation (regardless of updates/installs); i am updating the kernel now to see if it resolves it.

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