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by powerhouse
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 522
Views: 156759

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

Hello Tech-Junk1e, My instructions work with UEFI. It seems that the USB driver is very persistent. Have a look at the other options to bind the vfio-pci driver. One way is via grub file. Make sure whenever you make any changes in the /etc/initramfs you also run update-initramfs, similar to when you...
by powerhouse
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 522
Views: 156759

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

Hello Tech-Junk1e: Your 09:0.2 device is using the wrong driver, it should also be bound to vfio-pci. Perhaps you didn't list it as an alias, see https://heiko-sieger.info/running-windows-10-on-linux-using-kvm-with-vga-passthrough/#Part_4_Prepare_for_Passthrough Make sure you have 4 alias entries AN...
by powerhouse
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: GPU Recommendation (for VM passthrough)
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: GPU Recommendation (for VM passthrough)

If you current GPU does everything you need, keep it and don't upgrade. It should be easy to pass it through to the VM. I'm using a GTX 970 and it works fine. Graphics cards are still ridiculously expensive. If you decide to upgrade, I'd consider Nvidia as my experience has been better with Nvidia a...
by powerhouse
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 522
Views: 156759

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

I've rewritten the part that deals with vfio-pci binding to the passthrough graphics card - see https://heiko-sieger.info/running-windows-10-on-linux-using-kvm-with-vga-passthrough/#Part_4_Prepare_for_Passthrough . My preferred method now is "module alias" as described in the tutorial. I've also wri...
by powerhouse
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 522
Views: 156759

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

When I mean I have only one GPu it's besides my motherboard Graphic Card. I've change the AMD GPU to the "Crossfire" Slot to let it have its own IOMMU groupe (now it's 5:00.0/1) Actually my linux distro is booting on the Intel Graphic Card (set up in BIOS). So my AMG GPU is not in use when I'm laun...
by powerhouse
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 522
Views: 156759

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

@Gebonimo: I have to mention that I have only one GPU, so it's on the PCI1 slot on my motherboard. My tutorial and script is for 2 GPU - one for the host (Linux), the other for the VM. Obviously when you boot the host, you have a working display, which means your GPU is initialized by Linux. If you ...
by powerhouse
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 522
Views: 156759

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

@Gebonima: By "tried your fix", do you mean https://heiko-sieger.info/running-windows-10-on-linux-using-kvm-with-vga-passthrough/#BSOD_when_installing_AMD_Crimson_drivers_under_Windows ? Did you run all the tests prior to running the script? Are your IOMMU groups good? If your passthrough GPU is in ...
by powerhouse
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 522
Views: 156759

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

1. You can also use the -cdrom option.
2. Remove the spaces on your -drive ..., ..., line like:

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-drive file=/home/gebo/Documents/vm/win10.iso,index=1,media=cdrom \
by powerhouse
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Troubles with GPU drivers
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Troubles with GPU drivers

W7 doesn't support UEFI out of the box, so my tutorial doesn't work with W7. Windows 10 supports UEFI which is generally the better option. You can follow my tutorial also for W7, but need to make some modifications to load Seabios. Haven't done it for a while, but it's easy and there is plenty of d...
by powerhouse
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 522
Views: 156759

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

I made some important updates to my tutorial. Again and again users reported that they get a black screen when the Windows VM boots. This seems to be a common issue with the new Ryzen low and midrange boards. It also happens when you try to pass through the primary graphics card (the one used by the...
by powerhouse
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Troubles with GPU drivers
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Troubles with GPU drivers

Gebonimo wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:17 am
Right.

I use qemu-kvm and virt-manager.

Just asking, it might come from this but I can't test for few days, is it possible that the problem is that my Radeon GPU is connected via DVI to an other screen ?
That doesn't matter. See my last post and do the steps in Part 9 - Check Configuration.
by powerhouse
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Troubles with GPU drivers
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Troubles with GPU drivers

Well, I don't use virt-manager as it causes more problems than it solves. In order to debug your WIndows VM, convert the xml config file as follows: Converting from domain XML to QEMU args: virsh domxml-to-native qemu-argv win10.xml or: virsh domxml-to-native qemu-argv --domain win10 Can you post th...
by powerhouse
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 522
Views: 156759

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

I've updated and fixed my tutorial . Note the following changes to the qemu script: -usb \ -device usb-host,vendorid=0x045e,productid=0x076c \ -device usb-host,vendorid=0x045e,productid=0x0750 \ -usb enables USB support and -device usb-host… assigns the USB host devices mouse (045e:076c) and keyboar...
by powerhouse
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Win10 Pro in VM or dual boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Win10 Pro in VM or dual boot?

The log files suggest nothing is wrong. It occurs after the login screen, I just get a blank black screen with a cursor for up to 8 minutes. Again when shutting down I get similar too. So I try and leave it online all the time. After I install Win 10 on my other SSD how do I set up a grub boot mana...
by powerhouse
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Win10 Pro in VM or dual boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Win10 Pro in VM or dual boot?

Thank you. I think I will try installing it on the seperate ssd for now...seems simpler, although it takes around 8 mins to boot into and out of linux currently so will be a time consuming thing to switch. I am debating just building a new pc specifically for gaming. I also have a gtx 690 lying aro...
by powerhouse
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Win10 Pro in VM or dual boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Win10 Pro in VM or dual boot?

...I read that if you use a VM you have to use 2 graphics cards or IGP for Linux and Nvidia for Windows etc, is this true? Would be a pain having to keep switching. What do you think I should do best? I like the idea of running Win10 through a VM for security, I would hate to go back to it every da...
by powerhouse
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Win10 Pro in VM or dual boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Win10 Pro in VM or dual boot?

I'm running Windows in a VM with VGA passthrough and have been doing that for the past 6 years. It may take a little time to set it up properly, but I cannot think about ever going back to dual-boot. Your hardware needs to support IOMMU, that is Intel VT-d. I wrote a tutorial on how to set up a Wind...
by powerhouse
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: QEMU/KVM running slow after kernel update
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: QEMU/KVM running slow after kernel update

Also note there have been some kernel updates lately. Make sure to update your kernel and check again.
by powerhouse
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 522
Views: 156759

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

I've added a short tutorial for running a Linux VM with VGA passthrough here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=231&t=280540 . If, like me, you use the more powerful GPU for your Windows guest, installing a Linux VM with passthrough allows you to run demanding Linux games with your dedica...
by powerhouse
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: GPU Passthrough Broke Everything Everywhere Visually
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: GPU Passthrough Broke Everything Everywhere Visually

Sorry I just saw your post now. I very much hope that you were able to solve the issue quickly. "...my primary graphics card on my motherboard is set to be PCIe slot 2 (1050 ti) and both monitors are wired to that. PCIe Slot 1 (AMD 580) has no monitors..." The first thing I would check is the BIOS s...

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