Bug 72801 - Inconsistent use of word "disk" and "diskette"
Inconsistent use of word "disk" and "diskette"
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-08-27 18:30 EDT by Peter van Egdom
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-25 18:52:34 EST
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Description Peter van Egdom 2002-08-27 18:30:13 EDT
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Description of problem:
In the 'bootdiskette creation part' of Anaconda, the following text can
be read :

 "The boot diskette allows you to boot your Red Hat Linux system from a
  floppy diskette. A boot disk allows you to boot your system .. <snip>"

 ".. Insert a floppy disk .. <snip>"

 "Please remove any diskettes from the floppy drive, and insert the floppy
  diskette that is to contain the boot disk <snip>"

(or something similar).

Note the inconsistent usage of the word disk and diskette.

I think there should only be mention of the word "disk" and not "diskette".

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Linux
2. observe

Actual Results:
I saw in the 'boot diskette creation' section inconsistent usage of
the words "disk" and "diskette".

Expected Results:  Either "disk" or "diskette", but not both words.

("disk" sounds better than "diskette" in this case).

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-28 13:08:00 EDT
We'll catch these fixes next release.
Comment 2 Peter van Egdom 2002-10-31 14:58:26 EST
This still happens in Red Hat Linux 8.0.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-17 10:17:48 EST
I've tried to address this issue.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-20 12:38:25 EST
Time tracking values updated
Comment 5 Peter van Egdom 2002-12-25 18:52:34 EST
Seems you fixed it in Red Hat Linux release 8.0.92 (Phoebe).


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