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by powerhouse
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 528
Views: 167989

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

p.s. I solved my need for vga arbitration. It was as simple as switching from uefi mode to uefi with csm in my bios. The hardware issue I had went away. Basically, my vga 15 pin port was disabled when using nomodeset on boot. No i915 driver...no vga port signal. Switching to uefi with csm kept the ...
by powerhouse
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Feature request: update Qemu to version 4.0
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Feature request: update Qemu to version 4.0

Hello, powerhouse. The reason, why Pjotr advises not to hold your breath, is simple: Linux Mint inherits Qemu from Ubuntu. By creating and maintaining Qemu 4.0 .deb installation packages for Linux Mint, the Mint developer team would add an extra work load on their shoulders. Personally I have got t...
by powerhouse
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Feature request: update Qemu to version 4.0
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Feature request: update Qemu to version 4.0

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:14 am
Good luck, but don't hold your breath. :wink:

In the meantime, you might "roll your own":
https://askubuntu.com/a/1067771

In the how-to, replace 3.0.0 by 4.0.0
Hi Pjotr,

Many thanks for the link - I will check it out and see if this is a way to go.
by powerhouse
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 528
Views: 167989

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

Powerhouse, I want to install the i915 vga arbiter patch. I am running linux mint 19.1. What is the quickest way to get a kernel installed that has this? I am willing to compile, but so far internet instructions on doing this fail at the patch stage. Thanks The question should be: Do you have to in...
by powerhouse
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Feature request: update Qemu to version 4.0
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Feature request: update Qemu to version 4.0

I've just posted an "Idea" on the Linux Mint Community, asking the creators of Linux Mint to upgrade Qemu 2.11 to Qemu 4.0. Those who are not familiar with Qemu, it's the software that allows you to run a Windows (or other) virtual machine in such an efficient way that users won't notice the differe...
by powerhouse
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 528
Views: 167989

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 yo...
by powerhouse
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: HOW-TO make dual-boot obsolete using kvm VGA passthrough
Replies: 528
Views: 167989

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: 528
Views: 167989

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: 394

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: 528
Views: 167989

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: 528
Views: 167989

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: 528
Views: 167989

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: 528
Views: 167989

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: 528
Views: 167989

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:

Code: Select all

-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: 473

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: 528
Views: 167989

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: 473

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: 473

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: 528
Views: 167989

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: 482

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...

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