Bug 87782 - Confusing reference to vFAT
Confusing reference to vFAT
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86 (Show other bugs)
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noarch Linux
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Assigned To: Sandra Moore
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Reported: 2003-04-02 08:35 EST by Paul W. Frields
Modified: 2014-08-04 18:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-24 15:29:04 EDT
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Description Paul W. Frields 2003-04-02 08:35:12 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
rhl-ig-x86(EN)-9-HTML-RHI (2003-01-16T18:24-0400)

In Appendix G, the second note discusses proper formatting of Windows 2000/XP
partitions so they can be read properly by Red Hat Linux. It references the
partition type as "VFAT," which, although well-known to Linux aficionados, is
not a term used during Windows installation. This term should be changed in the
manual to "FAT32," and a note made about its relation to the Linux vfat fstype,
to prevent confusion.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhl-ig-x86-en-9-2

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach newbie to manual.
2. Direct to Appendix G.


Actual Results:  Observed furrowed brow. :-)

Expected Results:  True enlightenment should be achieved.

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Comment 1 Paul W. Frields 2003-04-02 08:40:50 EST
It should be noted that "FAT" might be a better term to use, since Windows NT
4.0 does not support FAT32. Certainly the manual shouldn't get into a
dissertation on FAT, but "VFAT" might make beginners think they are missing
something.
Comment 2 Paul W. Frields 2003-04-02 15:22:28 EST
The glossary might be an additional place to put this information, but probably
not helpful to first-time installers who are not used to dependencies in
documentation.
Comment 3 Sandra Moore 2003-04-24 15:29:04 EDT
Thanks, this will be fixed in the next version of Red Hat Linux.
Thanks again for the feedback.

Cheers!

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