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Old 06-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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What virtualization software uses UEFI/EFI


I want to try ELILO and booting Linux in an EFI environment but I cant afford to by an EFI based motherboard
 
Old 06-02-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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I know of no vm right now that supports such features. It may be that esxi or other bare metal might allow that.
 
Old 06-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #3
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How sad is that
 
Old 06-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #4
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Either sad I don't know or sad there is none. The question I assumed was a common virtual machine. All of them tend to use a copy of a bios in a file to use to act like a normal computer. These bios images are pretty old.
 
Old 06-03-2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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Virtualbox is supposed to do some emulation of EFI:
http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch03.html#efi
 
Old 06-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #6
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Good then, 273 may offer an easy way.

Man, is my virtualbox out of date.
 
Old 06-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #7
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I have to admit I've not tried the EFI option and have no idea how good it is. I almost didn't post because I thought people would be aware of it and it wasn't mentioned because it doesn't work or something. Hopefully it is of use.
 
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I suspected it was in the higher end stuff at the beginning of this post.
Didn't know they offered a way to edit it or select it in a common user type vm like virtualbox or vmplayer.


Odd I can't run QNX anymore in virtualbox 4.x

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:42 PM   #9
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This site tells about setting up a VM in VirtualBox for Mac OSX using an EFI boot disk.

http://www.sysprobs.com/install-mac-...apple-intel-pc

I have to say that I have been poking at it for several months off and on, more off than on. I haven't had any luck, but, what the heck, it might help.

No guarantees.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 07:53 AM   #10
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All of them tend to use a copy of a bios in a file to use to act like a normal computer. These bios images are pretty old.
Can't I update that file? I just want to try accessing the UEFI and playing with it and I cant afford to buy a PC just for the sake of testing the UEFI
 
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I was wrong on that. The newer versions of some free virtual machines do allow you to select UEFI in the machine building process. I had not updated my software is so long it was way out of date. You don't change the file. You let the VM do it.

If you do not select that option then the old bios is used.
 
Old 06-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #12
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The newer versions of some free virtual machines do allow you to select UEFI in the machine building process.
Which one?
Virtualbox crashes under windows plus I cant even access the UEFI bios-like menu/settings
 
Old 06-20-2012, 07:09 PM   #13
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OK lemme correct that again. Oracle's virtual box under a powered off state offers a choice in system to select EFI. I am not sure exactly what version that is and it may or won't have fully UEFI compliant support.

You might wish to post a now post on this topic as it sort of strays from the original post. Might offer better solutions.

As to the virtualbox crashing then that is more rare than common. See event logs or virtualbox logs to diag it.

If you want to access the actual bios screen, you sometimes have to be really fast. You need to get screen control and press the bios key before it boots up to some os. Delete or F key.

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:27 PM   #14
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This link might help with EFI. It just a shot in the dark, no guarantees.

http://www.sysprobs.com/install-mac-...apple-intel-pc
 
Old 06-30-2012, 08:31 AM   #15
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Does the link below mean that UEFI is available on QEMU?
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...tem&px=MTEyODU
 
  


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