Bug 155445 - Need better cross-references
Need better cross-references
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rhel-ig-x8664 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Prpic
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Reported: 2005-04-20 08:40 EDT by Marvin Solomon
Modified: 2012-06-20 12:14 EDT (History)
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Description Marvin Solomon 2005-04-20 08:40:42 EDT
Appendix A starts with the advice

    For more information about re-installing your Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    system, refer to the Technical Whitepapers available online at

If I click on the link, I'm at the Whitepapers home page, with no clue how
to get to one relevant to this topic.  I tried typing "re-installing" into
the Keyword search box and got 5 hits, none of which was even part of
the Whitepapers.  They were all parts of manuals for RH 7.0, 6.0, and 5.2 (!).

Ok, perhaps that was just a "FYI" reference that can be safely ignored.  But
then on the next page, I get another reference which seems more important:

    To re-install your system, select Perform a new Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    installation and refer to http://www.redhat.com/docs/wp/  as well as
    Chapter 4 Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux for further instructions.
I've found similar useless cross-refernces elsewhere in the documentation.
I can understand not using a direct URL to the document in question because
URLs tend to change over time, but a least you need to give some assistence
in navigating to the document in question.
Comment 2 John Ha 2007-02-26 12:45:57 EST
Re-assigning to current Installation Guide owner.
Comment 4 Michael Hideo 2007-10-22 22:49:16 EDT
Removing automation notification
Comment 5 Michael Hideo 2008-01-21 23:36:31 EST
Moving to Don
Comment 6 Don Domingo 2008-02-01 01:16:18 EST
removed reference to "http://www.redhat.com/docs/wp/", which is the only fix i
can do as per this bug. this should help prevent confusion among users, since
the next paragraph instructs users to refer to another chapter within the book
(i.e. "Installing RHEL".

setting this bug as MODIFIED. 
Comment 7 Ryan Lerch 2008-07-22 22:41:40 EDT
The reference to the whitepapers page still exists here:


but the link is a bit different and does not work.

Comment 8 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 12:14:14 EDT
Thank you for submitting this issue for consideration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The release for which you requested us to review is now End of Life. 
Please See https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

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