|Summary:||Fedora Installation Guide|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora Documentation||Reporter:||Karsten Wade <kwade>|
|Component:||install-guide||Assignee:||Tammy Fox <tammy.c.fox>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Tammy Fox <tammy.c.fox>|
|Version:||devel||CC:||kwade, stickster, stuart|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2005-07-13 12:04:52 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Karsten Wade 2004-08-14 01:05:00 UTC
Started a discussion on the list about doing an Installation Guide (IG): http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-docs-list/2004-August/msg00129.html Tammy has a good sounding plan for doing a modular IG: 1. Create a ToC for the mailing list to discuss 2. Create empty files in CVS based on the ToC 3. People can volunteer to: - write one or more sections or chapters - take screenshots - QA and edit Thinking in terms of multiple-architecture support is a good idea. For example, we can use DocBook conditionals that allow you to mark a <para> as being only included for certain criteria such as architecture. For example, if the build for the IBM S390/zSeries requires some special tricks to get to the first screen of the boot CD, those tricks are in a <para> marked as "only for zSeries build".
Comment 1 Paul W. Frields 2004-08-27 22:26:35 UTC
As noted on fedora-docs-list, there's currently a ToC in CVS that we probably can and should work from. I will volunteer to edit parts, as long as that doesn't stop me from writing other parts. I think we need as many writers on this one as we can get away with, given the size of the project (and how much we need it done). I don't have experience beyond the ix86 arch, but certainly other arches could be dealt with later as long as we have a strong document to begin with. I'm getting on the CC list, and I will volunteer right now to handle disk partitioning -- the setup, automatic, and manual. That's probably enough to chew for a bit. I would like to suggest several guidelines for screenshots and any other graphics: 1. PNG format. Is that too obvious? 2. No wider than 500 pixels. If your graphic is larger than that, use GIMP (Image -> Scale Image) or mogrify to scale the image to no wider than 500 pixels. 3. Graphics should be included as <figure> I think. Can someone else more knowledgeable in guide creation (*cough* Tammy *cough* Karsten *cough*) add to this list?
Comment 2 Stuart Ellis 2004-09-07 19:32:27 UTC
(Added myself to the CC list)
Comment 3 Stuart Ellis 2004-09-27 00:23:26 UTC
Created attachment 104339 [details] Draft Beginning Installation chapter for Fedora Installation Guide
Comment 4 Stuart Ellis 2004-09-27 00:27:50 UTC
Created attachment 104340 [details] Draft Network Installation Servers Chapter for Fedora Installation Guide This is not on the original ToC, but it seemed reasonable since PXE boot and network install methods are part of the IG.
Comment 5 Stuart Ellis 2004-09-27 00:30:06 UTC
Created attachment 104341 [details] Draft Upgrading Chapter for Fedora Installation Guide
Comment 6 Stuart Ellis 2004-10-03 18:50:05 UTC
Created attachment 104684 [details] Draft "Installation Types" Chapter
Comment 7 Stuart Ellis 2004-10-03 18:51:06 UTC
Created attachment 104685 [details] Draft "Network Configuration" Chapter for Installation Guide
Comment 8 Stuart Ellis 2004-10-03 18:53:59 UTC
Created attachment 104686 [details] "Default Partition Scheme" Note for Installation Guide Not a chapter, just a piece that someone can recycle if it's useful.
Comment 9 Stuart Ellis 2004-10-14 22:44:53 UTC
Created attachment 105247 [details] Draft "Network Installation Servers" Chapter for Fedora Installation Guide Updated for FC3t3.
Comment 10 Stuart Ellis 2004-10-14 22:46:11 UTC
Created attachment 105248 [details] Draft "Firewall Configuration" Chapter for Fedora Installation Guide
Comment 11 Stuart Ellis 2004-10-14 22:47:23 UTC
Created attachment 105249 [details] Draft "Language Support" Chapter for Fedora Installation Guide
Comment 12 Stuart Ellis 2004-10-14 22:48:32 UTC
Created attachment 105250 [details] Draft "Timezone Configuration" Chapter for Fedora Installation Guide
Comment 13 Stuart Ellis 2004-10-14 22:49:22 UTC
Created attachment 105251 [details] Draft "Root Password" Chapter for Fedora Installation Guide
Comment 14 Tammy Fox 2004-10-22 20:18:44 UTC
I'm changing this bug to block the docs in progress bug since Stuart has made great progress on this. Great work Stuart!
Comment 15 Paul W. Frields 2005-04-09 04:03:33 UTC
Created attachment 112904 [details] Draft "Disk Partitioning" chapter for Fedora Installation Guide (finally!)
Comment 16 Paul W. Frields 2005-04-11 17:13:50 UTC
Created attachment 112956 [details] New draft "DIsk Partitioning" chapter for FIG This new Disk Partitioning chapter supersedes the old one. It now moves in a more linear fashion. First it gives the reader advice on whether to choose automatic or manual partitions. If the reader chooses manual, the chapter now provides a small section about partition setup, to be read if necessary, before making manual choices with Disk Druid. This chapter should flow more like a tutorial now.
Comment 17 Karsten Wade 2005-04-27 21:50:26 UTC
Suggestion from IRC to include the approximate size of an Everything installation.
Comment 18 Karsten Wade 2005-04-27 21:57:22 UTC
Which, uh, is in the release notes, but is still a nice thing: <Evenios> http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc3/x86/ <Evenios> fedora core 3 release notes (non 64-bit) <Evenios> Custom Installation (Everything): 6.9GB So, we can include it if it's not a hassle.
Comment 19 Stuart Ellis 2005-04-27 22:27:26 UTC
I'll put it in. 6.9 Gb is worth a comment :)
Comment 20 Paul W. Frields 2005-04-30 18:19:42 UTC
Committed Stuart's 0.6.2 release to docs CVS.
Comment 21 Tommy Reynolds 2005-05-16 21:33:39 UTC
I think we need to add an admonition to the Language Selection section about making sure that *every* needed language is added at install time because adding it later is impossible. Below is a patch: Index: fedora-install-guide-packageselection-en.xml =================================================================== RCS file: /cvs/docs/install-guide/fedora-install-guide-packageselection-en.xml,v retrieving revision 1.7 diff -u -p -r1.7 fedora-install-guide-packageselection-en.xml --- fedora-install-guide-packageselection-en.xml 15 May 2005 16:02:49 -0000 1.7 +++ fedora-install-guide-packageselection-en.xml 16 May 2005 21:29:20 -0000 @@ -154,6 +153,14 @@ group. </para> + <warning> + <title>Language Selection Is Permanent</title> + <para> + Be sure to include every language that may be needed for your system. + Adding additional languages after the installation is completed is neither supported nor recommended. + </para> + </warning> + </section> Cheers
Comment 22 Stuart Ellis 2005-05-17 00:03:53 UTC
Thanks - I've now added this.
Comment 23 Paul W. Frields 2005-06-24 17:19:03 UTC
To help us keep a handle on work, I've set up a tracker bug (#161575). I would recommend this bug be CLOSED as CURRENTRELEASE since the IG has actually been issued at this point. The following section is here for the information of new users who may not be familiar with Bugzilla. = = = = = Any further RFE's or other suggestions should be entered as NEW bugs, and set to block bug #161575 ("ig-traqr"). Visit the following URL to create a new bug: http://tinyurl.com/9t266 After you commit your new bug, skip to the bottom of the report and find the field labeled "Bug <NUMBER> blocks:" and enter either "ig-traqr" or the Installation Guide tracker bug number (#161575) in that field.
Comment 24 Paul W. Frields 2005-07-13 12:04:52 UTC
This notice is probably unnecessary, since this bug will be closed, but just in case someone is trolling for old bugs: Because Fedora Documentation now has its own product and components, bug entries for the Install Guide will be entered slightly differently. Ignore comment #23 above and use this TinyURL instead: http://tinyurl.com/8wuz4 The "ig-traqr" bug is automatically blocked.