I have just wasted a lot of time trying to edit an error on this page - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/Installation - or at least tell someone about the error. But that all seems impossible. For instance, when I login on https://bugs.launchpad.net/ there is no way of filing a new bug, and when I login on https://discourse.ubuntu.com/c/desktop/8 there is no way of starting a new thread. So the only way I can make ANYONE aware of the error is here:

The problem is simply that these 2 sentences:

If 0 it means that your CPU doesn't support hardware virtualization.

If 1 or more it does - but you still need to make sure that virtualization is enabled in the BIOS.

Should have been:

If 0 it means that either your CPU doesn't support hardware virtualization or you need to enable it in the BIOS.

If 1 or more it does.

MAYBE one could add:

  • but you should still check that virtualization is enabled in the BIOS.
  • A few years ago, due to problems with spam IIRC, they restricted edit permissions on the community wiki to trusted users. That said, I do see a "New Topic" thread on the linked Ubuntu Discourse page. It might be that you're too new a user (and need to get to Trust Level 1 to start posting).
    – muru
    Jun 21 at 14:58

Sorry for the trouble. I've been there before.

That's a quirk of Ubuntu's contributor community numbers dwindling for the moment I'm afraid. We've not quite had the manpower to update the docs, though I believe efforts have begun to figure out how to overhaul it.

For reference on where to send edits for the docs, the best thing to do is to drop an email in the ubuntu-doc mailing list. That's where people with edit access and/ are part of the community docs team would be willing to help patch in any mistakes.

Thanks for pointing this out!

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