virtualization without VMX cpu

Jerry Feldman gaf at
Sat Jul 17 16:47:46 UTC 2010

On 07/15/2010 04:29 PM, solarflow99 wrote:
> I have a P-4 2.8Ghz and it doesnt seem to have the VMX instructions
> for virtualization.  What I notice is KVM uses QEMU for the hypervisor
> instead?   I can't detach some hardware that I need for the VM to
> recognize a USB pluged in, etc. Does anyone know if there is any way
> around that?  perhaps there is something other than KVM that can do
> this?
I think that VirtualBox may be a better choice for you.
( The non-OpenSource version of VirtualBox
does have better support for USB.
One restriction is that a 64-bit Virtualbox Host OS that does not have
VMX (AMD:SVM) enabled cannot run 64-bit guest OS.

Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
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