After reading so much about it, I finally learned that Ubuntu’s Feisty has kvm support built into the kernel.  I had to try it. My laptop is about a year old, so I was lucky enough to have one of the supported chips.  Strangely enough, when I tried to load the kvm-intel kernel module I got “kvm: disabled by bios”.  Urgh. Rebooting, sniffing around the bios found nothing.  I swear I just upgraded the bios last month, but it looks like they provided the bios upgrade to support this back in January. Anyway, I downloaded Debian’s businesscard netinst image (a favorite for me since it is under 40mb) and it is happily installing on my laptop. First impressions; the installer has the ability to create encrypted filesystems.  Nice!

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