[DOC] FAQ included in porteus

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[DOC] FAQ included in porteus

Post#1 by brokenman » 10 May 2011, 23:15

If possible can someone please put together a prettier FAQ than the one included in Porteus. Perhaps a simple HTML or CSS template that has little or no images but just makes the page look nicer?

Shouldn't be too difficult, i can create an image header if it is required. The page could also have a menu with links to useful places like the wiki, the script download section, screenshots, videos and a contact us page.

Nothing too complex ... i just figure if we already have a HTML FAQ page, we might as well pretty it up a little. I have been reminded how us techies can sometimes place less importance on design and aesthetics, and first impressions are very important.

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Re: [DOC] FAQ included in porteus

Post#2 by Ahau » 16 May 2011, 16:54

I thought I'd bump this -- I can help with the text of the FAQ, but I'm not very good with html or css. If anyone can help with the layout, it would be much appreciated.

Also, I've made some additions and edits to the FAQ on the main website: http://porteus.org/faq.html, and run into some issues:

brokenman, fanthom, or hamza--

There are some broken links -- screenshots to V09 are missing, except the bootsplash. If those have moved, please let me know their location (PM is fine) -- also, we need to get some good generic screenshots of what V1.0 FINAL will look like (I'd like to have the wallpapers match what will be in the final release). fanthom -- no girlie pics this time :D

I've updated the "how can I change the default bootsplash image" to mention clean_initrd.xz instead of clean_initrd.lz. Is this the correct name for V 1.0, and will you have clean_initrd.xz posted for V1.0? Its not there for testing, but I imagine you'll put it up for Final (maybe this is a reminder note)

I also need updated commands for this section of code from the PXE boot FAQ:

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mv initrd.lz initrd.lzma && lzma -d initrd.lzma && mount -o loop initrd /mnt/cdrom
cp --parents /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/name_of_your_driver.ko /mnt/cdrom
depmod -b /mnt/cdrom && umount /mnt/cdrom && lzma initrd && mv initrd.lzma initrd.lz
should I just change all .lz to .xz? Is lzma the same command with the new lzma2 compression?

If anyone thinks of new FAQ's to add, please let me know.

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Re: [DOC] FAQ included in porteus

Post#3 by brokenman » 17 May 2011, 15:27

There are some broken links -- screenshots to V09 are missing, except the bootsplash.

I use the path http://porteus.org/screenshots/porteus32.jpg for the current release. This way the builtin FAQ doesn't need updating for current release. When a new release comes, i bump the existing image to porteus32-v09.jpg, however it looks like the image was deleted. I will reupload the v09 screenshot and let you know.
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