tech stuff, gaming on windows vm 

Good news: finally fixed my Linux with a gaming windows VM setup with a brand new SSD and a beefier power supply, in case being starved for power was what caused the last SSD to become decommissioned far before its time

bad news: it’s now 7:40 AM

tech stuff, gaming on windows vm 

i've now had some modicum of sleep and i've also discovered that i can still run the windows server 2012 VM i had set up for school in the windows install while it's being run under the VM

i also believe at some point i have to run Hyper-V under the VM as well for class

i feel like i'm doing some inception-level stuff right now

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tech stuff, gaming on windows vm 

okay so i just tried it and, no, no it's not going to work, it won't let me do it naturally and if i try forcing its hand it crashes

so looks like i'm going to be installing vmware on my host machine so i can continue to do my classes :)

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tech, VMware gripes 

it’s fun having to install a version of gcc two major versions back because VMware absolutely refuses to use anything but the version it demands access to

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tech stuff, gaming on windows vm 

@chirrveon Well, it was worth a shot. And at least things are working now.

tech stuff, gaming on windows vm 

@chirrveon its been a while since I've used workstation, but there's an option to enable nested hypervisors.

tech stuff, gaming on windows vm 

@chirrveon you also need the extensions on you CPU. VTx or VTd I think.

I worked at VMware long ago and did support for Fusion and ESXi

tech stuff, gaming on windows vm 

@hax I mean, I've got nesting enabled and I've got the extensions - it's how I have the windows VM running and how I have the windows server 2012 VM running within that

I just think it probably gets too unstable when I try to set things up to go deeper than that. Also doesn't help that the top layer is done with QEMU/KVM and the second layer is done with VMWare, two different hypervisors that probably don't quite communicate with each other

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@chirrveon oof yeah KVM is sometimes a fucking pain

tech stuff, gaming on windows vm 

@hax yeaah, although I don't know if there's a way to do PCI passthrough with anything else - at least, not anything that fits in any reasonable budget for a student techie, heheh.

tech stuff, gaming on windows vm 

@chirrveon you need SR-IOV which is mostly on server systems and surprisingly on this Ryzen I have

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