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Re: Booting Debian/testing fails

On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 10:33:24AM +0000, Chris Lale wrote:
> Douglas Allan Tutty wrote:
> >On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 02:31:50AM +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> >>On Fri, 2 Feb 2007 15:40:24 -0500
> >>Douglas Allan Tutty <dtutty@porchlight.ca> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>For example, the debian-reference is supposed to be a "post-install
> >>>user's guide".  
> >>>[...]
> >>>I have yet to find a good book that focuses on those basic skills.
> >>>Mostly, they cover that briefly before telling you how to
> >>>(proverbally) write a web page or something.
> >>>      
> >>Do you mean something like this?
> >>http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm
> >>http://tille.xalasys.com/training/tldp/
> >
> >Those could be listed as links to follow, but I'm thinking of something
> >that started with a note that there is no _one_ definitive source of
> >information on linux in general or debian specifically.  It could
> >discuss how to find information and perhaps a discription of the steps
> >to follow to install debian (ending with a point to the approriate page
> >on the website).  
> >
> >It would tell people that before trying to install they should print out
> >the installation manual and tell them how to find help (google
> >site:lists.debian.org) before posting a question on the mailing lists.
> >
> >It could then give links like the ones you gave and to the documentation
> >pages of the web site.  
> >
> >It would also be good to give a link to (or the actual document if it
> >doesn't exist) something for people who have never had access to a
> >computer before (other than perhaps as a user of someone else's).  E.g,
> >a guided tour of a typical PC from the perspective of getting ready to
> >install Debian.  I know that the installation manual tells you what you
> >need to know but it doesn't necessarily tell you how to find this out if
> >you don't already have and understand an OS installed on it.
> >
> >It would be good if this was both web-browsable and available for
> >download (pdf).  The pdf to include in apendicies the more important
> >documents otherwise linked.
> >
> >I think it important that the document reflect best-practices from the
> >start and be in a progressive manner.  
> >
> >These are probably two projects: a new page on the website and a
> >document for people starting computing from scratch.
> >
> The Debian NewbieDOC project was aimed at providing this sort of 
> support, but the community has dwindled over the years. Now that it is 
> run as a wiki, it is easy for anyone to contribute some expertise. I 
> have created a stub article for Douglas's second idea 
> (http://newbiedoc.berlios.de/wiki/Debian_from_scratch). If anyone has a 
> few minutes to spare, please feel free to pop over and add a little content.

Note that there's already a project called Debian from scratch (a
bootable CD rom used for rescue and building).

What about something like Debian_for_complete_computer_newbies?

Can you change the name after its created?  IOW should I start editing
the Debian_from_scratch wiki (a new experience for me) now or wait to
see about the name?


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