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Re: Is there a maintainer for the install doc?

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> > > Is anyone maintaining the Debian installation manual?
> > > I know that Sven is no longer doing it. If not,
> > > we will need a volunteer.
> > 
> > I'd like to maintain it.  I plan to  be active on the 
> [snip]
> Great!
> One change that is needed is to change lines such as
> <A HREF="ftp:rawrite2.exe">rawrite2.exe</A>
> to
> <A HREF="rawrite2.exe">rawrite2.exe</A>

I am afraid this is the shortcoming of debiandoc-sgml which generates the text 
and html versions.  Should I manually (using a script) change the URLs after 
generating the html version?

> This will allow the same pages to be used on an ftp site or
> on a web site.
> A few shortcomings of the current install docs:
> They don't even mention fips anywhere, let alone how to use it to avoid
> having to reinstall windoze (The developer who creates the tools to safely
> ,i.e. non-destructively, modify existing partitions during the installation
> should get the Most Valuable Developer of the year award). 

Partition Magic does it just fine with FAT/FAT32 partitions, but it costs 
> Newbies could really use some guidance on deciding how big to make partitions.
> Divide into more pages so it doesn't seem so intimidating.
> We already have the easiest to maintain distribution. We could really get some
> converts if it was the easiest to install. Good clear instructions
> really make a difference.

Ok, suggestions recorded.  I also plan to heavily modify the bootdisk install 
instructions.  From my experience with helping people on #debian and 
debian-user, the instructions are not clear enough.  Another thing I want to 
add is a section describing PPP setup (or maybe at least point to relevant 
docs) since it seems to be the most frequently asked newbie question.

Any more suggestions?

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Igor Grobman           igor@debian.org                 igor@digicron.com 

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