Bug 163329 - Installation Method: 'NFS image' is confusing.
Installation Method: 'NFS image' is confusing.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
Mike McLean
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Blocks: FC6Target
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Reported: 2005-07-15 02:11 EDT by Mike MacCana
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-14 16:27:50 EDT
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Description Mike MacCana 2005-07-15 02:11:38 EDT
Description of problem:
The Installation Method uses the term 'NFS image'.

What's an NFS image?
- The same thing we cann an install tree? Then why don't we say FTP image or
HTTP image?
- ISOs on an http server? No, I'm doing an install here using a file tree.

I've been using Red Hat since 5.0, and work for the company. I'm still confused.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install from the network

Actual results:
Wonder what an NFS image is, and if that's the right option for using files on
your NFS server, even though they're not really images of any kind. 

Within GLS, this confuses users of other operating systems (even UNIX-based OSs)
who are new to Linux.

Expected results:
'NFS server' 
'FTP server'
'web server'

('HTTP server' might be technically more consistant with the other options, but
web server is just as correct and more understandable, particularly for
non-English speakers or others new to the platform).
Comment 1 Mike MacCana 2005-07-15 02:12:18 EDT
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-15 07:51:15 EDT
Realistically, nfsiso is more and more the preferred method instead of NFS tree

We'll look at what we can do as far as the wording here to try to make things
clearer and more consistent.
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2007-03-14 16:27:50 EDT
Fixed the wording on head since the F7 string freeze is coming up very soon.

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