I have set up my react Native environment on an HP UEFI Computer running Ubuntu 18.04.
When I try to run an emulator using AVD, I get the following error:

Starting emulator for AVD 'AVD_for_Nexus_10_by_Google' emulator:
ERROR: x86_64 emulation currently requires hardware acceleration!
Please ensure KVM is properly installed and usable.
CPU acceleration status: KVM requires a CPU that supports vmx or svm

I have tried to install kVM as shown online, and when I run

sudo /usr/sbin/kvm-ok

I get the error

INFO: Your CPU does not support KVM extensions KVM acceleration can NOT be used

When I run the command

egrep -c '(vmx|svm)'

I get the output


My computer is an HP 250 Laptop . Intel Pentium Any help or directions on this issue, especially how to get my Emulator running, will be greatly appreciated.

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    have you enabled virtualization extensions or support in your BIOS/firmware yet? – Thomas Ward Sep 11 at 15:21
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    I do not see anything in my Bios that is related to virtualization – Nges Brian Sep 11 at 15:45
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    @K7AAY unfortunately, I do not have the edit privileges on this platform. but the results of the command gives 0 – Nges Brian Sep 11 at 22:56
  • Yes, I do and I just edited the question. I didnt understand your comment the first time – Nges Brian Sep 12 at 10:12
  • I do believe that VirtualBox can do virtualization without hardware support. You might look into that. I am not sure you can run all guest operating systems that way, but Android has a Linux kernel, so it will probably work. From what I know KVM needs hardware virtualisation. – jawtheshark Sep 12 at 10:42

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