Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155445
Need better cross-references
Last modified: 2012-06-20 12:14:14 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.
Re-assigning to current Installation Guide owner.
Removing automation notification
Moving to Don
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.
The reference to the whitepapers page still exists here:
but the link is a bit different and does not work.
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