[vbox-dev] How to populate a Linux VM with the items requested by a dmidecode -t 17
quake2iasi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 23:34:26 UTC 2018
Why is it necessary for the guest?
Run this command and see if it does what you want:
VBoxManage setextradata "VM name"
On Fri, 9 Nov 2018 at 22:29, Rodney Lott <rlott at evertz.com> wrote:
> Hi, there.
> First, my details:
> Host machine:
> rlott at rlott-brix:~$ uname -a; lsb_release -a
> Linux rlott-brix 4.13.0-46-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 12 12:36:29 UTC
> 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> No LSB modules are available.
> Distributor ID: Ubuntu
> Description: Ubuntu 17.10
> Release: 17.10
> Codename: artful
> VirtualBox version: 5.2.6 r120293 (Qt5.9.1)
> Guest VM: Custom Ubuntu version
> root at magtestvm:/udata/home/etdev# uname -a; lsb_release
> Linux magtestvm 4.4.0-116-generic #140~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 16
> 09:25:20 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> I was wondering if there was a way to populate the DMI information to
> simulate memory banks for a Linux-based VM. If I do a dmidecode -t17 on my
> guest, I see the following:
> root at magtestvm:/udata/home/etdev# dmidecode -t17
> # dmidecode 2.12
> SMBIOS 2.5 present.
> Upon further examination, I saw in the full dmidecode output that no such
> memory bank sections existed.
> I found this section in the manual about setting DMI information:
> I saw in this piece of the source code that it does support DMI Memory
> (type 17):
> So, is there such a call to set various things like this?
> VBoxManage setextradata <my_guest_vm>
> VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiMemory/<some_key> <some_value>
> If so, would you point me to where a list of values for <some_key> would
> Thanks very much!
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