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* Your entry needs to follow the markup rules; I won't have time to fix
the Wiki changes before the XML conversion, and it's more of a PITA to
track down one-off missing markup
* No worries, if you miss an important item, I'll have a chance to fix
it manually in the XML tonight when I land in Boston, or possibly
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On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 16:28 -0400, William Case wrote:
> I am not ordinarily truly dumb; I have installed FC3 and FC4 several
> times previously. But when I installed FC5 about a week ago I wasted
> about 4 hours because my brain refused to work, I had forgotten some
> basics, and frustration took over. Now I've been thinking that if I
> could get my self into so much trouble what could happen with someone
> truly new to Fedora.
> * After down loading very slowly using BitTorrent (my cable
> company chokes BitTorrent downloads to about 33 KB/s), I went
> directly to Documentation ==> Installation Guide. Suggestion:
> As one of the first Items in the Table of Contents of the
> Installation Guide replicate the Table of Contents (with links)
> from the Download ==> Download and Installation Instructions.
> * I had forgotten how to use SHA1SUM. 'man' that night seemed
> particularly obtuse. There is a good example in the Download
> and Installation Guide but it took me an hour or so before I
> found it. Suggestion: Installation Guide should have a clear
> link to the Download and Installation Guide or just copy the
> relevant paragraph with perhaps a more detailed explanation for
> how to use SHA1SUM with FC5 downloads. In both, the use of
> SHA1SUM should be a separate ToC item.
> * I only burn .iso images to CD once every 6 to 8 months (for each
> new Fedora release). I tried using the method shown in 4.1
> Preparing CD or DVD media, from the Installation Guide. I tried
> every logical combination of the example used and I couldn't get
> it to work. Probably some examples would have helped. Is
> --device= /dev/hdc or CD-R/W or what? Is image-file.iso generic
> or is it FC5-i386-disc1.iso or what? In any case, I couldn't
> make it work. So I decided to try X-CD-Roast.
> * It took about another hour to find 184.108.40.206 Writing ISOs with
> X-CD-Roast from the Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide --
> linked through the Download and Installation Instructions. This
> ISO burning Howto is excellent.
> As a separate suggestion, I have used DiskDruid to set up custom
> partitions in the past, however, this time I wanted to do things
> slightly different. A fuller, more detailed Help button as opposed to
> Release Notes during the DiskDruid part of the installation would have
> been very useful.
> In summary, all the info was there, it was just hard to find for a
> newbie or someone suffering from a particularly bad brain cramp.
Copying to fedora-docs list. Thanks for the feedback.
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I'm not sure if I'm supposed to drop this in bullet-points or not, but
that feels weird.
My name is Chris Savage, most people just refer to me as Savage, I'm
(soon to be) living in Bradford in the UK and am a student at the
University of Bradford.
My goals? Well I really want to get involved in (and give something back
to) the community more than I am at present. I quite like writing
tutorials/HOWTOs as these help me remember (and learn) more as I go
along. I'm happy to edit for technical accuracy.
This will be my first community project, I've got a website over at
www.savagereactor.co.uk, and do volunteer work for a local charity.
Computing skills, I'm a general all rounder, but unqualified, I'm at an
average intermediate level with Linux, programming, servers, networking
etc. and more advanced with Windows. I've been using Fedora since just
Now I need to go read up on DocBook :)
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Uttered "Tom Gier" (tomg) <fedora-docs-commits(a)redhat.com>, spake thus:
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Please also update the "rpm-info.xml" file, and then this really will
be complete ;-)
I'm already an anomaly, I shall soon be an anachronism, and I have
every intention of dying an abuse!
Someone suggested earlier in fedora-devel list that we have a Fedora
welcome screen on first login for new users to guide them. One of the
usual inclusions in such things is a tip a day feature like those KDE
has for example.
We might be able to expand the scope of this if we have a place to
submit tips and then collect, review and edit them and then display the
published ones in the website with a different tip everyday. The best
ones can be included later within the distribution if we have a welcome
screen feature in a future release. Comments?