|Summary:||Confusing reference to vFAT|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Paul W. Frields <stickster>|
|Component:||rhl-ig-x86||Assignee:||Sandra Moore <smoore>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Sandra Moore <smoore>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-04-24 19:29:04 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Paul W. Frields 2003-04-02 13:35:12 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131 Description of problem: rhl-ig-x86(EN)-9-HTML-RHI (2003-01-16T18:24-0400) In Appendix G, the second note discusses proper formatting of Windows 2000/XP partitions so they can be read properly by Red Hat Linux. It references the partition type as "VFAT," which, although well-known to Linux aficionados, is not a term used during Windows installation. This term should be changed in the manual to "FAT32," and a note made about its relation to the Linux vfat fstype, to prevent confusion. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): rhl-ig-x86-en-9-2 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Attach newbie to manual. 2. Direct to Appendix G. Actual Results: Observed furrowed brow. :-) Expected Results: True enlightenment should be achieved. Additional info:
Comment 1 Paul W. Frields 2003-04-02 13:40:50 UTC
It should be noted that "FAT" might be a better term to use, since Windows NT 4.0 does not support FAT32. Certainly the manual shouldn't get into a dissertation on FAT, but "VFAT" might make beginners think they are missing something.
Comment 2 Paul W. Frields 2003-04-02 20:22:28 UTC
The glossary might be an additional place to put this information, but probably not helpful to first-time installers who are not used to dependencies in documentation.
Comment 3 Sandra Moore 2003-04-24 19:29:04 UTC
Thanks, this will be fixed in the next version of Red Hat Linux. Thanks again for the feedback. Cheers!