I'm thinking that any Windows users thinking of installing Fedora are more
adept at burning ISO's that you give them credit for. That said, while I
wouldn't suggest any material changes to what you've posted for Windows,
what about novice Linux users, who might be working from a Linux distro,
possibly even a live CD? I.e., how about instructions for how to burn ISO's
in Linux, especially for situations where the CDROM is not automounted, and
users may not have menu access to a burner utility. I suppose I qualify as
a semi-literate Linux user, and frankly I was taken by surprise that FC5 no
longer automounts removable media. The release notes say something about
"gnome-mount" but it is Greek to me (as I use TWM or XFCE, not Gnome).
Fortunately, I speak Geek, and quickly scoped out what FC5 was showing in
/dev, and mounted the cdrom from the command line, and proceeded to burn
iso's with cdrecord. If we are going to cater to CLI-challenged Windows
users, we probably should do the same for CLI-challenged Linux users, and
step them through the process of burning ISO's from the command line, if
Otherwise, the document is very well written for its intended audience. I'm
just suggesting broadening the "non-technical" audience to include Linux
users who might fall into that category.
On 4/1/06, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
This would be a very important document for non technical users
attempting to start using Fedora. More content and editorial reviews
would be helpful from the lurkers in this list.
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