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Re: [Xen-users] Need Virtualization Support in laptop

On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Fajar A. Nugraha <list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Abhishek Dixit <abhidixit87@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Flavio <fbcyborg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On 16 October 2011 14:46, Abhishek Dixit <abhidixit87@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> I am having a Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop. This does not have
>>>> virtualization support.I want  Virtualization Technology support in
>>>> this laptop.
> Do you mean VT-x (the x86 cpu virtualization) or VT-d (I/O MMU)?
Sorry I do not fully understand the difference between the two.
I want to run 64 bit guest OS on my laptop.

>IMHO there's not
> much use for it for laptops though.
Actually I am an unemployed sys admin who does not have access to
servers.So my only deal is either  I work on my own laptop or a home
computer which is again an old one.

>>>> What should I do
>>>> 1) should I  get motherboard replaced
>>>> 2) or should I get processor replaced.
>>> The substitution of the processor is sufficient.
> I don't think Dell supports replacing your laptop CPU. It might be
> better to just sell it and get a new one. AFAIK most laptop CPU don't
> support VT-d (even i5-based usually have 2410M, which doesn't have
> it). If you REALLY need VT-d, your best bet might be getting i7 CPU.
> --
Thanks for this information I will dig it further.

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