On Tue, 26 Oct 2004 13:25:41 -0700 (PDT), "Rahul Sundaram"
You should probably add the instructions to download
and burn a ISO or link to appropriate
documentation.Many users are unsure of which ISO's are
I'll write in a clarification of exactly which discs are needed to carry
out an installation. I'm not sure that people will look at the
Installation Guide until after they have the distribution, so
step-by-step instructions might be better as a separate document that
download sites can link to.
" Fedora Core does not support installation with
I suppose you mean floppy disks here. Make sure the
language is more explicit throughout the guide
Yes. "Discs" for CD and DVD, "diskettes" for floppy disks, because
"discs" and "disks" would be bad. I think that I got this from
"CD 1" for the first disc in the set, from Red Hat docs. In 0.3 the
term "discs" is now used consistently, and the phrase "the first
suggested by Paul is used instead of "CD 1".
Non native speakers would probably appreciate a more
basic form. replace commences with starts and elements
with parts of something similar. This applies for the
This is a very good point. I've amended these to say "starts" and
"components", and will go through the text to try to remove any words
that may not translate well. This is hard for me to judge as a native
English speaker, so please let me know if you see any more problems like
this in later versions.
SELinux is likely to be transparent to the end users
but administrators who are new to the concept would
certainly want to learn better about it and it is NOT
transparent to them in all occasions.
I agree. My concern is that putting links in the main text may
overemphasise their importance, and give the impression that the user
must go away and read these docs before they can carry out an
installation. So I'm going to draft some kind of "Further Reading"
section to see what could be done, but I haven't worked out the details
yet. It may work better in another format than the Installation Guide.
"You can also launch the system administration tools
included in Fedora Core from any user account using
the root password."
I've revised the text of the section - hopefully the new version is
Make sure you mention that the configuration stuff
that is setup using the "setup agent" is OPTIONAL.
This is one of the reasons why firstboot has been
split up from anaconda
I used the phrase "enables you to configure" because you are right that
the user can just click "Next" and do nothing else. I don't think that
they can avoid going through these screens if they selected a graphical
I request you put up screenshots wherever applicable
atleast temporarily. It would help me associate the
content with the appropriate screens better.(just for
Unfortunately, it would probably take me as long to prepare a complete
set of bad screenshots as for somebody else with more experience to make
the good set.