Tag Archives: IOMMU

Navigating the Tianocore UEFI Shell

Just in case you end up getting dropped to the UEFI shell when attempting to start a Windows guest domain with KVM/QEMU/Tianocore, I thought I might post a little shot from Alex Williams’ extremely helpful series (to which I’ve already … Continue reading

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Virtualizing Windows 7 with Fedora 23 KVM/QEMU and IOMMU-enabled PCI Passthrough

I finally got around to whipping up the Windows 7 VM to round out and more or less complete the Engineering Walden Project’s Technical Reference Model.  Hooray! Because I had already configured my KVM/QEMU system with the proper pci-stub entries … Continue reading

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Performing IOMMU-based PCI Passthrough of an NVidia GPU with Fedora 22

Well, it took eight hours of cobbling together instructions from a variety of guides on the Interwebs, but it’s done!  I have added a GeForce GTX 960 to my server (running Fedora 22 Server) and I have given control of … Continue reading

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Implementing PCI Device Passthrough (IOMMU) with Intel VT-d, KVM, QEMU, and libvirtd on Fedora 21

Update See the next article addressing the topic of IOMMU-based PCI passthrough with KVM/QEMU in Fedora 22 (using an NVidia GPU, even!) for another walkthrough. Procedure Hardware inventory 1)  Ensure your processor supports IOMMU: AMD processors must include AMD-Vi instructions … Continue reading

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Submitting a Bug Report to Gigabyte

So, I read on the Gigabyte website that the BIOS firmware for my motherboard (f6b) is considered to be beta firmware because they are still receiving feedback from customers and the current state of the driver may not reflect its … Continue reading

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Updating the Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H BIOS

In the previous post I mention the following announcements in my kernel ring buffer (visible through the dmesg utility): [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  IOAPIC[0] not in IVRS table [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  No southbridge IOAPIC found [Firmware Bug]:  AMD-Vi:  Disabling interrupt remapping … Continue reading

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Another Route for Windows-to-Linux Gaming

So, I was attempting with all my energy to get PlayOnLinux along with wine working to the point where I could comfortably run Windows games on my Linux machine.  While this met with (very) limited success in that I got … Continue reading

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