When I installed VirtualBox in the Fedora 13 era of my Ubuntu 10.10 PC, I found the PC unable to virtualize on AMD-V. But I found that I can do that with the BIOS update. So I updated the bios both on my Ubuntu 10.10 PC and on my Windows XP PC. (Those PCs has GIGABYTE GA-MA69G-S3H.)
I saw the Japanese page about it of GIGABYTE Technology. For seeing the manual on paper, I printed it out.
- I downloaded BIOS F7 on GIGABYTE – Motherboard – Socket AM2 – GA-MA69G-S3H (rev. 1.0)
- Execute the file to extract.
- On my Windows XP PC, I formatted a floppy disk(diskette) for the DOS/V filesystem.
- Copy gama69gs3h.f7 to the diskette.
- Reboot the PC. Press [TAB] key and make sure that the BIOS’s version is old. Mine was F4 or so.
- Reboot the PC and press [DEL] key. After that, seeing BIOS setup, select “Load Optimized Default” and make it load. And “Save & Exit”(I don’t remember if I do that. But it’s necessary as far as I know.).
- Reboot the PC and press [DEL] key. After that, seeing BIOS setup, press [F8] for Q-Flash.
- Select “Update the BIOS from Drive” and press [Enter] key.
- Select “Floppy” and put the cursol on the BIOS file. Press [Enter] and the PC asks me if I’m sure to update the BIOS. [Enter] to continue.
- When it completed, press a certain key and returning to the Q-Flash menu, press [ESC].
- On the manual, [Enter] for “Are you sure to RESET?”. But I’m not sure if I did.
- I got enabled to virtualize with AMD-V on the new BIOS.