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B-day Gift with KVM

#1

So I built a decent computer for my father for his B-day. He has been wanting to switch for Linux a long time but, he wants Windows 7 and Windows XP in a virtual machine for work and other programs that aren’t supported on Linux. I’d like to set up GPU passthrough in case he need to run some CAD programs for PLC programs for work on his PC at home. My family has a love hate relationship with windows due to the fact we have to use windows for work and school but, prefer to have full control of our OS with Linux.

PC Specs:
OS: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
CPU: AMD RYZEN 5 1600
GPU 1: Radeon R7 240
GPU 2: Radeon R7 350 (GPU that I want to pass though)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty X370 GAMING X

I am considering switching the OS to fedora since he as a old copy of RedHat 5.1.

Could someone be kind enough to add me on steam at https://steamcommunity.com/id/LeviTheBold and walk through the process with me?

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#2

I personally cant help much besides saying use the search

https://forum.level1techs.com/tags/passthrough?order=views

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#3

windows xp though? That’s a bit… dangerous…

several of the guides are applicable. this one for pop os isnearly identical

to what you’d be doing on ubuntu.

start with ls-iommu.sh and make sure you’ve got iommu on, and everything is in appropriate groups.

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