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Is this server missing the KVM kernel module? (I ask because KVM isn't working properly, VMs are starting and freezing at BIOS)

root@box:~# lsmod | grep kvm
root@box:~# 
root@box:~# /etc/init.d/qemu-kvm start
Loading kvm module kvm_intel.
root@box:~# lsmod | grep kvm
root@box:~# 
root@box:~# modprobe kvm_intel
root@box:~# lsmod | grep kvm
root@box:~#

On another box I have running KVM;

root@box2:~# lsmod | grep kvm
kvm_intel             115159  0 
kvm                   291655  1 kvm_intel
root@box2:~# 

Am I missing the KVM kernel module, or is this not how it should be loaded? If I am missing it, I assume I need to recompile the Kernel to get it back, is that correct?

root@box:~# cat /etc/issue
Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 \n \l

root@box:~# uname -a
Linux box1 3.4.9 #1 SMP Mon Sep 3 17:09:07 BST 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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After much log searching and sifting, I found one entry (in dmesg after a reboot) that said something like "Loading KVM Kernel module... Stopped (or disallowed) by BIOS".

Virtual extensions where turned off in the BIOS, I never do that so I never checked it.

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