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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Yet Another Gentoo GNU/Linux Installation Guide Reply with quote

Over the past 3 years, I've greatly benefited from Gentoo GNU/Linux but I feel rather guilty that I haven't given anything back to the community. So in addition to apologising, I would like to contribute Yet Another Gentoo GNU/Linux Installation Guide ( http://www.deepnodal.net/yagglig.pdf ). It's not much and perhaps replicates other people's work. I hope if it's not useful it might at least be entertaining!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I appreciate the guide man, first install, first success.
Installing plasma was the part which took longest (3 hrs).

Except for the misspelled words and weird sentences, I think it's a really good guide. :D
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your kind feedback :D - at least the guide was useful to one other person!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the writing enthusiasm in you, please consider contributing to the wiki.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestion. I never knew this wiki existed! 8O
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just try to use "simple but examples", things like that are bad examples:
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route add default gw 192.168.1.255

I think they removed reserved address in some RFC updates, but using broadcast address of class C network as gateway is certainly something not to do, even if it would be allow now (as this could lead to trouble).

Following the same logic, this is very confusing :
Quote:
nameserver 192.168.1.245
nameserver 192.168.1.254

It's little probable user have two DHCP server at 245 and 254, what is more probable is a user using his router DHCP feature to handle that, which would mean hinting user to use
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nameserver 192.168.1.255

Just to follow the logic, because i'm against using that address at first.

Examples are made to help user, not to mistake or confuse them.

Quote:
(obviously your numbers will be different)

You can say it :)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Krinn. I certainly wasn't expecting detailed feedback.

krinn wrote:
Just try to use "simple but examples", things like that are bad examples:
Quote:
route add default gw 192.168.1.255

I think they removed reserved address in some RFC updates, but using broadcast address of class C network as gateway is certainly something not to do, even if it would be allow now (as this could lead to trouble).
<SNIP>


For the manual TCP/IP configuration I chose these numbers precisely for the reason you identify since they are clearly wrong and will remind the user they need to use something else. If you look at the full quote in context:

Quote:

If you have a DHCP connection, it is possible that the network interface
card will be configured automatically with the correct TCP/IP settings. For
manual TCP/IP configuration, you need to specify the network settings yourself
(obviously your numbers will be different):

Code:

# ifconfig -a
# ifconfig enp7s0 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
# route add default gw 192.168.1.255
# vi /etc/resolv.conf



... I think that about covers it especially with the reminder in parenthesis. But as you say examples are made to help users, not to mistake or confuse them. I will bear your concern in mind if a new version ever makes it to the wiki.
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