I have good news all round.
Firstly, I found a newer version
of modbin (Modbin6 v2.01.02) that has no problem with the bios file and works
fine – I can easily turn on this feature in the BIOS. However...
Secondly, and best of all, all
the hard work that was put into pestering Gigabyte has paid off.
I sent a support request to GB
asking them to help resolve the issue with the BIOS and then came across this
thread. I was fully expecting the standard “not supported at this time”
response. What I got was far different. I received their BETA version of the
latest BIOS which has the virtualization setting enabled. Magic!
So more than anything, this is
to let you know that GB has heard what you guys have been saying and acted
accordingly! Hurrah! (And well done to you all). I’m especially happy as
I’ve been able to start troubleshooting and find the resolution to the
problem in about three days. And that’s due to the work you guys did over
the last few months.
So I can assert that BIOS v FDf
supports virtualization and I now have full HVM support up and running for my
Thanks to all (especially Age_M)
for helping make this happen.
Code Red Solutions
[mailto:xen-users-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul M.
Sent: Tuesday, 30 October 2007 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 rev 2.0 motherboard HVM
I just checked the FB-Version of
your bios, and as the FA-Version, the Virtualization option is disabled and
hidden too, so just updating the bios won't change anything. If you're willing
to take the risk, I can send you the modified FB-Version biosfile I created a
few minutes ago, but again I need to say, you can't held me responsible if
anything goes wrong. But I can say that the modification went fine, as it did
with my bios, and therefore I think it's worth a try. Let me know if you
wasn’t to give it a shot.
I’d be interested to find
out how to torn on this feature. Could you please either:
a hacked version of the FDb BIOS from GB (with instructions on the best way to
flash the bios – I’ve only had success by using GB’s Windows
based Update App)
how to use modbin to alter the BIOS ROM – I’ve tried to rename the
*.fdb file to *.bin but modbin complains of a checksum error. How do I get hold
of the bin file to edit it?
Thanks a lot. Any help would be
Code Red Solutions