Bug#149420: marked as done (install doc clarification)
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i'm not a subscriber of this list (i read it via the web and
via usenet gateway) but wished to pass these noticed things along...
sorry, also be gentle with me, i didn't want to send this as
three different bugs. :)
p.s. thank you to everyone who's done the work to get to this
point. my woody system does boot and i had to go via an unusual
route since i didn't have cd's and only had a few floppy disks to
write to (not the roughly thirty i would have had to do to get
the base system installed). it's not quite configured yet, but
i was greatly happy just to get it to where i could boot and get
the base system via pppoe.
1. in the document:
the following section states:
4.3.2 Writing Disk Images From DOS, Windows, or OS/2
If you have access to an i386 machine, you can use one of the following programs to copy images to floppies.
NTRawrite is an attempt to create a contemporary version of Rawrite/Rawrite3 that is consistently compatible with WinNT, Win2K and Win95/98. It is a self-explanatory GUI application; you select the disk drive to write to, browse to the disk image you want to place there and hit the Write button.
anyways, this last bit could mislead someone to thinking that
NTRawrite could be used on a Win95/98 system, but after downloading
and looking at it the stuff says WinNT/2000 and nothing about
Win98/95. attempts to use in on Win98 didn't work. (using the
other programs mentioned worked just fine so i ended up using
those eventually and all is fine now)
2. when going to report this bug using the section:
12.2 Contributing to This Document
If you have problems or suggestions regarding this document, you should probably submit them as a bug report against the package boot-floppies. See the bug or reportbug package or read the online documentation of the Debian Bug Tracking System. [...]
note that the package name is boot-floppies, but on the actual:
page the package name is boot-floppy (so if the above doesn't
work i did try, but selected the name with the more recent use).
3. while trying to find the version of the pseudo-package to
put in the second line above i had to go look in some rather
odd places (and a search on the packages didn't find what
sounded like the right version either -- eventually i tracked
it down via the list that i subscribe to (boot) and i hope
it's the right one (the images i used were downloaded 5/27/02
so i think they're the current ones). well anyways it would
have been helpful to have those pseudo-packages and the versions
listed in the package lists that i searched (only one showed
in "stable" and it was a further along version) or to have the
various versions available show up in
or something that would be easily found.
ant (much thanks again (and hoping this msg actually works))
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From: Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: closing bugs in the old install-doc package
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I'm closing these bugs because install-doc was the documentation for the
boot-floppies, which have reached end of life.
Current installation documentation is in the debian-installer-manual
package. If you think that your documentation issue is still not
adequately covered in the sarge installer manual, please reopen your bug
report and reassign it to debian-installer-manual.
see shy jo
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