Update of /cvs/docs/jargon-buster
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Additional editing, down to "mozilla"
RCS file: /cvs/docs/jargon-buster/jargon-buster-en.xml,v
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--- jargon-buster-en.xml 28 Aug 2005 21:53:51 -0000 1.6
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@@ -624,7 +624,7 @@
- </glossentry><!-- end PWF -->
@@ -681,7 +681,7 @@
+ <glossentry id="gl-jb-iso">
@@ -770,40 +770,35 @@
- LILO (LInux LOader) is a basic system program which boots
- your Linux system. LILO loads the Linux kernel from a floppy
- or a hard drive, boots the kernel and passes control of the
- system to the kernel. LILO can also boot other operating
+ The LInux LOader, or <acronym>LILO</acronym>, is a basic
+ system program which boots your Linux system. LILO loads the
+ Linux kernel from a floppy or a hard drive, boots the kernel
+ and passes control of the system to the kernel. LILO can
+ also boot other operating systems. LILO has been superseded
+ by <xref linkend="gl-jb-grub"/> in &FED;.
+ <glossentry id="gl-jb-lsb">
- Linux standard base. The goal of the LSB is to develop and
- promote a set of standards that will increase compatability
- among Linux distributions
+ The Linux Standard Base, or <acronym>LSB</acronym>, is a
+ project that develops and promotes a set of standards to
+ increase compatibility among Linux distributions. For more
+ information about LSB, refer to <ulink
+ <glossentry id="gl-jb-lspci">
- lspci is a utility for displaying information about all PCI
- buses in the system and all devices connected to them.
- Another Linux distribution
+ The <command>lspci</command> utility displays information
+ about all PCI buses in the system and all devices connected
+ to them. It is frequently used to diagnose problems with
+ hardware recognition or driver compatibility.
@@ -811,66 +806,85 @@
- md5sum computes a 128-bit checksum (or fingerprint or
- message-digest) for each specified file. Refer to
- for Linux man pages. Why is it useful? Having downloaded
- Fedora, you'll mostly see a related file MD5SUM which holds
- some rather strange numbers. Run md5sum against the
- downloaded file or image, and you'll see a match if you are
- lucky, or if you don't get the match, you can be assured
- that the download is somehow faulty, and you need to
- download again, before you burn the CD.
+ The <command>md5sum</command> utility computes a 128-bit
+ message digest hash value for any specified files. A hash
+ value is a "fingerprint" for a given file, created by a
+ computation that makes it very unlikely that any two files
+ will create the same hash value.
+ Download mirrors for &FC; <xref linkend="gl-jb-iso"/>
+ files also include a related MD5SUMS file which contains the
+ hash values for the <xref linkend="gl-jb-iso"/> files. Run
+ <command>md5sum</command> against the downloaded files to
+ verify the hash value. If a file's hash value does not
+ match, you should not use that file to burn a CD. Try
+ downloading the file again.
- For windows,
+ To download an MD5 hash program for Windows operating
+ systems, refer to <ulink
+ <glossentry id="gl-jb-memtest86">
- Memory testing may be performed prior to installing Fedora
- Core by entering <command> memtest86</command> at the boot:
- prompt. This causes the <command>Memtest86</command>
- standalone memory testing software to run.
- <command>Memtest86</command> memory testing continues until
- the Esc key is pressed.
+ The &FC; Installation CD 1 includes a memory testing utility
+ called <command>memtest86</command>. To perform memory
+ testing before you install Fedora Core, or to diagnose a RAM
+ problem, enter <command>memtest86</command> at the
+ <prompt>boot:</prompt> prompt. The tests continue until you
+ press the <keycap>Esc</keycap> key.
- <glossterm>Mount point</glossterm>
+ <glossentry id="gl-jb-mount">
- Mounting a CD is the equivalent of telling the Operating
- System that you want to use it. In Linux the only file
- system that is automatically mounted is the root file system
- which is automatically mounted on the root directory. Other
- file systems (eg. your floppy drive, cd rom drive, windows
- partitions, and any linux partitions other than root) can be
- mounted and unmounted as required. In the case of drives
- used with portable media (such as floppy drives, cd rom
- drives, and zip drives) it is necessary to unmount the drive
- before being able to remove the media from the drive.
+ To use a disk device such as a CD, USB drive, or floppy
+ diskette, you must first <command>mount</command> it. &FED;
+ uses a single unified file system for all attached devices.
+ This is in direct contrast to Windows systems, which use a
+ "drive letter" for each disk device, such as
+ <systemitem>A:</systemitem> or
+ When you <command>mount</command> a disk device, its file
+ system becomes part of the unified file system on &FED;.
+ The device is mounted on a <firstterm>mount
+ point</firstterm>, which is a directory that points to that
+ device, such as <filename>/media/floppy</filename>. You
+ must also unmount the file system before you eject or remove
+ the disk, to insure all file information is safely written
+ to the device.
+ Since these functions are often handled through
+ user-friendly helpers, you may perform all mounting,
+ unmounting, and file browsing through the graphical desktop
+ interface. For instance, if you use the <xref
+ linkend="gl-jb-gnome"/> Desktop, the <xref
+ linkend="gl-jb-nautilus"/> file management utility makes it
+ easy to perform these tasks.
+ <glossentry id="gl-jb-mozilla">
- Mozilla is an open-source web browser, designed for
- standards compliance, performance and portability. Refer to
+ The Mozilla Project produces several user applications such
+ as the Firefox web browser and the Thunderbird email client.
+ These programs are designed for standards compliance,
+ performance and portability. For more information about
+ Mozilla software, refer to <ulink
+ <glossentry id="gl-jb-nautilus">