Update the FreeBSD handbook chapter about FreeBSD and VirtualBox based on information from a wiki page FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 72 hrs Mentors: Beat Gätzi, Bernhard Fröhlich Tags: virtualisation, documentation, vbox, virtualization, FreeBSD, Virtualbox

Description of task

The FreeBSD operating system supports the VirtualBox software to run other operating systems. A wiki page describes the latest steps and things that need to be taken care of when doing so http://wiki.freebsd.org/VirtualBox

This information needs to be put into the handbook subsection about VirtualBox: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/virtualization-host.html

Task requires:

A FreeBSD system (in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine) installed on your computer. 
Knowledge of the documentation guidelines for the FreeBSD project: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/fdp-primer/ 
Check out a copy of the documentation tree from the documentation repository to get the source code for the chapter

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
gci-virtualization.diff 11.1 KB November 27 2011 02:23 UTC
gci-virtualization.diff 9.7 KB November 27 2011 17:24 UTC
Eric Newberry on November 26 2011 07:17 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Beat Gätzi on November 26 2011 09:58 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Eric Newberry. You have 72 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Beat Gätzi on November 26 2011 10:09 UTC Some additional information


There are instructions at http://wiki.freebsd.org/GoogleCodeIn/GettingTheSource which cover getting the source, making and testing your changes, and generating a diff in a format that can be submitted.

Once you have downloaded the source, the source for the VirtualBox chapter is
/usr/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/virtualization/chapter.sgml .

If you have any questions feel free to ask.


Eric Newberry on November 27 2011 02:24 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Bernhard Fröhlich on November 27 2011 16:13 UTC Minor corrections

Could you please remove the "Troubleshooting" chapter at the end because I think the information in there is not appropriate for the handbook. Otherwise it looks very good to me! Great work!

Eric Newberry on November 27 2011 17:25 UTC Finished

Ok, it's been corrected and re-uploaded. :)

Beat Gätzi on November 27 2011 20:47 UTC Task Closed

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