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  • Using UEFI/OVMF In VMs With Virt-Manager

    Phoronix: Using UEFI/OVMF In VMs With Virt-Manager

    If you are just a casual user of the Linux virtualization stack with the open-source virt-manager, you might not know that for months they have already been supporting UEFI-based installations inside virtual machines...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...rt-Manager-1.2

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    Not sure about the current situation, but when I last tried, using UEFI boot support within Virt-Manager on an Ubuntu host required some tweaking to overcome AppArmor issues. Here's a thread discussing some workarounds: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2292667
    Last edited by GizmoChicken; 03 January 2016, 03:53 PM.

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    • #3
      Not exactly sure why someome would want to mess with this bugged overengineered wintel shit in VMs.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SystemCrasher View Post
        Not exactly sure why someome would want to mess with this bugged overengineered wintel shit in VMs.
        Among other reasons, booting a VM using UEFI boot support helps overcome some issues when passing through a GPU using VFIO.

        See http://vfio.blogspot.com/2015/05/vfi...our-first.html
        and http://vfio.blogspot.com/2014/08/pri...thout-vga.html
        Last edited by GizmoChicken; 05 January 2016, 05:13 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GizmoChicken View Post

          Among other reasons, booting a VM using UEFI boot support helps overcome some issues when passing through a GPU using VFIO.

          See http://vfio.blogspot.com/2015/05/vfi...our-first.html
          and http://vfio.blogspot.com/2014/08/pri...thout-vga.html
          It seems it mostly relevant about windows, eh? Oh, sure, I would expect microsoft to vendorlock on another piece of crap from wintel alliance aka UEFI. For me it is a good reason not to touch both with 10' pole.

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