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Re: corrections to the Installation manual

>>>>> "Matej" == Matej Vela <mvela@public.srce.hr> writes:
Matej> <digging through old junk> A magazine from 1995 says:

Matej> ``It is important that for defragmenting, which can speed up
Matej> the computer several times, only the distributed [with Windows
Matej> 95] Defragmenter is used, since older programs of this type,
Matej> like Norton Speedisk, do not recognize the VFAT structure and
Matej> will corrupt data on the disk.''

Um, does this mean the Install Manual is right or wrong?

Matej> More corrections:

Matej> install.sgml, line 3108:
>> You can do two things at the <tt>boot:</tt> prompt. You can press
>> the function keys <em>F1</em> through <em>F10</em> to view a few
>> pages of helpful information, or you can boot the system.
Matej> The function keys aren't available on sparc nor vme (probably
Matej> other platforms too).

Huh? I have a Sun5 keyboard and it has function keys and they work fine.

Matej> install.sgml, line 3332:
Matej> The Color option, not Monochrome, is the default one
Matej> (utilities/dinstall/color_or_monochrome.c:41).

Doh!!  I thought I had fixed this *ages* ago!!

Matej> install.sgml, line 4289:
>> The &RESCUE-FLOPPY; has an MS-DOS filesystem, and you should be

Matej> The sparc, vme and some alphas use an ext2 filesystem. 

Ugh, ok, I just mentioned that the rescue and the root.bin files are
either/or; they vary by architecture and I don't think it matters that
I specify the exact filesystem type for a given architecture --- users
should just read the source.

Matej> This whole chapter seems a bit i386-centric.

Well, we'll just keep working on it, won't we?  We'll get there...

Matej> Some spelling fixes:

patching file `install.sgml'
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.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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