[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Virtualbox problems

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 08:11:18 EST 2016

On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 7:42 AM, Steven Toth via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> > Disabling USB2 fixed it! Strange yet true.
> If you haven't done so already, increase the amount of ram (and number
> of cpus) available to Virtualbox/windows, if you'd like faster
> performance, especially now that you probably have a core i5 and DDR3
> 16GB. It should run quite nicely now.
> Congrats on the new hardware btw.
> --
> Steven Toth - Kernel Labs
> http://www.kernellabs.com
> +1.646.355.8490

More likely when you updated your BIOS to turn off USB2 (why?) you or the
update program also changed other things, in particular turning on VT-x
support, which is not activated by default, assuming / guessing you have an
AMD CPU motherboard because you've never been a fan of intel CPUs in the
vintage world..

Try turning USB2 support back on and make note of the other settings just
in case, no need to disable USB 2 support as this will cause issues with
older devices.   It will not hurt anything to try as long as you make sure
that you only make that one change.


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