Bug 249976 - FreeBSD Virtualization document needs update
Summary: FreeBSD Virtualization document needs update
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
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Keywords: needs-patch
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Reported: 2020-09-29 03:55 UTC by Minsoo Choo
Modified: 2021-01-06 12:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Minsoo Choo 2020-09-29 03:55:57 UTC
Document: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/virtualization.html


FreeBSD as a Guest on Parallels for Mac OS® X -> FreeBSD as a Guest on Parallels Dekstop for Mac for macOS®

FreeBSD as a Guest on Virtual PC for Windows® -> It's outdated and runs on until Windows 7, which Microsoft stopped further supports since January 2020.

We need FreeBSD as a Guest on VMware Workstation for Windows and Linux chapter.

FreeBSD as a Guest on VMware Fusion for Mac OS® and FreeBSD as a Guest on VMware Workstation for Windows and Linux -> after installation, install open-vm-tools via pkg or install xf86-input-vmmouse and xf86-video-vmware from x11-driver ports.

21.5. FreeBSD as a Guest on VirtualBox™ -> noted that the guest addition for FreeBSD is outdated, and the latest version(6.1.14) doesn't work when try boot from .iso
Comment 1 Minsoo Choo 2020-09-29 03:56:31 UTC
Outated guset additions still works.
Comment 2 Mateusz Piotrowski freebsd_committer 2020-10-10 12:10:10 UTC
I'd prefer to keep this PR open. It raises valid concerns about the virtualization chapters in the handbook.
Comment 3 Minsoo Choo 2021-01-02 12:56:10 UTC
The document is not changed. Any other opinions?
Comment 4 Mateusz Piotrowski freebsd_committer 2021-01-04 19:23:39 UTC
(In reply to Minsoo Choo from comment #3)

It would be great if you could submit a patch. That would help us a lot. :)
Comment 5 Minsoo Choo 2021-01-05 06:39:30 UTC
We are discussing what should be added, deleted, or updated in FreeBSD Forum. There have been several arguments and it will take a long time to find a person who can edit the handbook and commit. I'm in family vacation now, so I don't have much time for contributing. I will have some free time from February. I'm so sorry about this.

Forum discussion link: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/please-give-some-ideas-about-the-handbook-describing-freebsd-in-virtual-machine-how-to.78285/
Comment 6 Mateusz Piotrowski freebsd_committer 2021-01-06 12:37:42 UTC
(In reply to Minsoo Choo from comment #5)

Thanks for sharing the link!