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Bug 85880 - Documentation: Appendix H, additional boot options needs a friendlier name, and better place
Summary: Documentation: Appendix H, additional boot options needs a friendlier name, a...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Sandra Moore
QA Contact: Sandra Moore
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-10 07:43 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-08-04 22:23 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-04-24 20:22:18 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2003-03-10 07:43:50 UTC
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Description of problem:
Appendix H which starts on page 129 of the Red Hat Linux 8.0 installation guide
(x86) needs to be renamed and put into the troubleshooting section, or
preferably in a section to read *before* the installation process is started.

It could be called something like "Configuring the installer for your hardware". 
For example:
If you know that anaconda will fail with certain hardware, then put this in the
manual, with the correct boot option, before we attempt to install. The manual
should say something like: "If you have a rev c foo then you must set the
foofix=yes boot option".

I wasted several hours trying to track down what I thought was a hardware fault
causing the installer to bail, only to be told via the mailing list that it was
a known bug that required an additional boot option be used.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Actual Results:  na

Expected Results:  na

Additional info:


Comment 1 Sandra Moore 2003-04-24 20:22:18 UTC
At this time we feel this appendix is adequate as is. However, as the manual
changes, we will continue to review this content for better placement within the
Installation guide. Thanks very much for the feedback.


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