Contributing to FreeBSD documentation (was: Re: no ath0 on new
system with good card)
stevefranks at ieee.org
Wed Jan 17 16:20:05 UTC 2007
On 1/16/07, Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On 2007-01-16 15:47, Steve Franks <stevefranks at ieee.org> wrote:
> > So, this is what I have so for. It was a bit late at night, so I
> > if my tone is a bit silly at times...where do we go from here? Steve
> [snip nicely written stuff about freezes during installation and first
> post install steps]
> Fantastic! This looks like something that would fit quite nicely with
> the section ``Installing FreeBSD > Troubleshooting'', in the Handbook.
> Do you mind if I integrate this with the section? Does it look like the
> right place for you to write this stuff? Will you be able to review it
> and let me know if it looks ok?
Sounds good to me.
You can read the current Handbook section at:
Hmmm. Yes, I don't think the current page provides much actual help for
newbies. Can we make sure to put links to all the appropriate man pages (
i.e. device.hints) in my text when we insert it? I've found the man online
to be way more useful than I expected for people who are willing to read.
We also could use some driver gurus to make my list of things to disable,
and things to *not* disable both longer and correct - I admit I wrote that
on my windows box, because my laptop bios disables the system (on purpose)
when you put a non-compaq bsd-friendly network card in it. Go big brother.
This is why I want to get the whole world to run *nix. </soapbox>
It occurs to me that a new option on the boot menu of the .iso installer
that opens a version of this page in links or equiv might be most useful
for newbies (I'm at work, so I can't check if it's <it being a help option>
there already). It might be useful to point to that doc if the .iso
installer is started in safemode as well.
Steve Franks, KE7BTE
La Palma Devices, LLC
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