On Monday 25 August 2008, Jérémy Bobbio wrote: > More updates attached. More reviews welcome. Same deal. Cheers, FJP +++ b/manual/en/install-methods/downloading-files.xml +Using the <classname>apt-spy</classname> package on an already installed +Debian system can also help you in finding the fastest mirror available. FJP: I'd tried apt-spy before and did again a few days ago and must say I'm not impressed. Getting it to do anything at all is not trivial. I had serious trouble finding that the "suite" option is required (would have been much better if that was a parameter instead). It segfaults if you give an option that needs a parameter without the parameter. It's not clear whether you should give a country name or code. But most of all, if I try it for NL, *only* ftp.nl.d.o is tried, which is rather useless. My conclusion is that it is *not* a tool for newbies. And especially for areas where you'd need it most you'd probably need to provide the list of mirrors to test manually. I personally would not mention it in the installation guide. +++ b/manual/en/using-d-i/modules/partman.xml +Each partition line consists of the partition number, its type, size, optional +flags, file system, and mountpoint. FJP: Note that this differs for some disk labels! <title>Manual Partitioning</title> FJP: Maybe add a para explaining that pre-existing LVM/RAID will be activated and listed by default, but that pre-existing encrypted partitions will not be? Not sure if that should be here or earlier. +If you choose manual partitioning, you will be presented with a list of +your existing partitions. How to manually setup your partition table and the +usage of partitions by your new Debian system will be covered in the remainder +of this section. After make the necessary changes, the partition list might +look like this: FJP: s/make/making/ +This example shows two IDE harddrives divided into several partitions; +the first disk has some free space. Each partition line consists of the +partition number, its type, size, optional flags, file system, and +mountpoint (if any). FJP: s/harddrives/hard drives/ FJP: Same comment as above. +++ b/manual/en/using-d-i/modules/lowmem.xml @@ -29,13 +29,13 @@ additional memory and thus may cause the installation to fail. </para><para> -If the installer runs in low memory mode, it is recommended to create -a relatively large swap partition (64–128MB). The swap partition -will be used as virtual memory and thus increases the amount of memory -available to the system. The installer will activate the swap partition -as early as possible in the installation process. Note that heavy use -of swap will reduce performance of your system and may lead to high -disk activity. +If the installer runs in low memory mode, it is recommended to create a +relatively large swap partition (at least 64–128MB). The swap +partition will be used as virtual memory and thus increases the amount +of memory available to the system. The installer will activate the swap +partition as early as possible in the installation process. Note that +heavy use of swap will reduce performance of your system and may lead to +high disk activity. FJP: Please do not reformat the whole para for a minor change. Suggest to remove the "–128" if you add "at least".
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