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  1. Hi Hypervisors, EDITED - 9 JUNE 2018 - as all other issues resolved but am now stuck with QEMU Error: "PFLASH: Possible BUG - Write Block Confirm" details on testing lower in thread (to follow). I have been working to move my Late 2009 Xserve MacOS Server onto Ubuntu 18.04 LTS QEMU/KVM based virtual machine using OVMF and Clover. After much effort and testing based on the following information from: Kraxel's, Kholia, Gordon Turner and Clover site: https://www.kraxel.org/blog/2017/09/running-macos-as-guest-in-kvm/ https://github.com/kholia/OSX-KVM https://gist.github.com/gordonturner/2a2e5ecde5e7860b52e2 https://clover-wiki.zetam.org/Home I have now managed to get OVMF/Clover boot and install of MacOS Sierra. I started with Ubuntu 16.04 initially but this required download and compile of QEMU to get update of machines to: pc-q35-2.9 or better, so I moved to Ubuntu 18.04, which has pc-q35.2.11 available as standard. So I am now working with standard Ubuntu 18.04 LTS based systems with following packages: kvm/qemu/libvirt/bridge-utils/ovmf/virt-manager As I want to use PCIe Passthrough for a number of PCIe card currently installed in the server (SmallTree 10GbE & Areca ARC-1883 SAS RAID) I set up my machine with linux kernel boot configuration (/etc/default/grub) of: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="iommu=1 intel_iommu=on" (as my machine is intel VT-d based HW virtualisation) This resulted in creation of a number of iommu groups (see /sys/kernel/iommu_group directory for this and this posting for information: https://forum.level1techs.com/t/ubuntu-17-04-vfio-pcie-passthrough-kernel-update-4-14-rc1/119639 , noting that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has kernel version: 4.15.0-22-generic so there is no need to do kernel update for iommu to work). Using bare minimal Clover config.plist: And following Clover UEFI drivers: I can boot MacOS, but it is very very slow... it sits on the apple boot logo for over a minutes before finally moving onto the progress bar. The other problem I have is that no PCI or Network devices appear in the "About This Mac" System Information Report and I cannot get any network connectivity from bridged E1000 network device. Here is my virtlib.xml dump for the virtual machine: Can any one advise of whether I need to update the CLOVER config.plist to add extra items in to allow network and PCI Passthrough to work. Thank you. Regards, Zebity
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