On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 15:33 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
On Sat, 2006-04-01 at 19:04 +0530, Rahul Sundaram 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.
I think we'd do better to encourage them not to use the ISO images at
all; instead to do network installation where possible. You get to skip
the whole 'optical media are unreliable as hell and you need to do the
media check and still expect random failures' bit that way.
There definitely seems to be a lot of posts about this (lots of cheap
and nasty blanks ?), and the Media Check seems to confuse as much as it
I think that boot disc + network installation depends on having a good
connection, though. Although many people in the UK have something
labelled as "broadband", the standard plans that I've seen only have a
2Gb a month download limit before additional charges kick in, or less
than 1Mbit bandwidth. Which is OK for updates, but make network installs
less comfortable. I don't know enough about the situation in other
countries to sensible comment there.
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