Hardware Virtualization with KVM & Windows
alex.katebi at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 21:33:52 UTC 2009
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Mark Haney <mhaney at ercbroadband.org> wrote:
> Alex Katebi wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am planning to create a Windows-XP virtual guest for my son on my
> > Quad machine. He wants to play the WoW video game on it. I am going to
> > virt-install & KVM to create the virtual guest machine. In order to run
> > one needs a pretty good video card, and I have that. It is a Nvidia 9500
> > with 1 gig mem. How can I create the guest OS to use the hardware video
> > instead of a cheap virtual one? Any comments are welcome.
> > Thanks in advance!
> > -Alex
> I will say, KVM is great, but even with a quad core I don't know that
> WoW will run well on that guest OS. I'd be interested in hearing how
> well it does run though since I just purchased a dual quad core AMD
> system with 8GB RAM and 2TB of Serial ATA storage. I'd like to have
> Windows in a VM to play my games on it as well.
KVM supposedly 95% efficient. So if you have no other processes and guests
running are almost as good as hardware. I will let you know when I get it
working or not.
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