random observations on the F8 release notes

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Dec 26 16:18:25 UTC 2007

  (since i'm perusing those notes, might as well comment on them.)


"After you complete the mediacheck function successfully, reboot to
return DMA mode to its normal state."

- but there's no mention of DMA before this point, so this is probably
going to confuse readers who will wonder what they should have done
that's related to DMA before now.

"Use of /dev/hdX is deprecated on i386 and x86_64 for IDE drives, and
has changed to /dev/sdX  except on PPC."

- that doesn't seem to be the proper use of "deprecated," which
normally suggests a choice.  wouldn't it be more correct to say that
that notation has simply changed?


"There are four Live images available for Fedora 8."

- the list given there doesn't quite seem to match the available spins
listed at http://spins.fedoraproject.org/.  (games is not listed, and
the KDE spins are for only F8t3, not F8.)

"To do this, install the livecd-tools package from the development

- livecd-tools is not in the dev repo, it's in fedora.

  that's all for now.


Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA


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