Virtualization in Red Hat Enterprise 5.1 vs. Fedora 9
I am having a strange issue ...
When I am running RHEL (RedHat Enterprise Linux) 5.1 on a P4 machine with hyper threading, the 'Virtual System Manager' will not let me create a 'fully virtualized' machine and in fact this choice is grayed out and not available.
I have looked thru the setup in the BIOS and there is nothing that allows me to turn on a virtualization support so it is my belief that para-virtualization is my only choice on that machine.
When I load Fedora 9 on the same machine, the opposite is true. In this case, the 'para-virtualization' choice is greyed out and 'fully virtualized' is the only choice I can make. moreover it wants the network card (eth0) to be in 'bridge mode' in order to load a virtualized machine bound to the same network card as the host machine.
Whats the deal with this, it was my belief that without the hardware virtual support, para-virtualization is my only choice.
Is there a bug in Fedora 9 or can anyone shed some light on this for me ??
Your help is greatly appreciated.