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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 1:27 pm    Post subject: Gentoo 1.4 x86 install docs in PDF format [01-11-2003] Reply with quote

Hi all,

I like having a printed copy of the install docs in my hand when installing gentoo, but printing off the web page is a bugger, so I spent a bit o'time on a printer friendly version.

As I understand the license under which the document is released I can redistribute my copy under the same license (the actual text is the same).

Please correct me if I am wrong :-)

In the spirit of sharing here is the latest (01/11/2003) version to download:

Gentoo_Linux_x86_Install_01-11-03.pdf

You might want to do the old 'right click, save as' routine.....


Matt.

[edit] Forgot to mention it's in A4 paper size.

[edit] 11/08/2003 : new version available see post below, also here:

Gentoo_Linux_x86_Install_11-08-03.pdf

[edit] 25/08/2003 : new version available see post below, also here:

Gentoo_Linux_x86_Install_25-08-03.pdf

[edit] 30/09/2003 : new version available (based on web docs of 27-09-2003):

Gentoo_Linux_x86_Install_27-09-03.pdf

[edit] 18-11-2003 : new version, see post below. edited top link to download latest version.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*sniff* Nobody loves me *sniff*

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the 2 times ive installed I have just "less install.txt" in a different vc
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm a big PDF fan and that guide will definently be put in my ebooks directory.

thanks phatmatt
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:08 pm    Post subject: you da man Reply with quote

matt, you are phatt indeed.

thank you kindly!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:09 pm    Post subject: Thank You Reply with quote

Thanks alot for this, I've wanted a install guide I could scribble on as I installed, but I've always been too lazy to do it myself. :) Plus, it looks better than the printout of the text file.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, I am loved :D

Thanks.


@ Moled

Yeah, I've done that too, but it is nice having it in front of you without all that awkard alt+f'ing....reduces wear on the alt key.... :wink:

The PDF also has a handy content page too....hmmm, wonder how tricky an index would be....

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you were using openoffice1.1 you could very easily create a index with links by using headers
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just a couple comments. maybe it's my pdf reader (adobe moz plugin on win2k), but it seems there's a new page after every code section. i also only see any of the actual code ...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This could be handy for a few people I know, thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark_lybarger wrote:
just a couple comments. maybe it's my pdf reader (adobe moz plugin on win2k), but it seems there's a new page after every code section. i also only see any of the actual code ...


Just tried the pdf on a bare WinXP machine with Acrobat Reader 6. All seems to work okay.

The issue you are experiencing may have something to do with page sizes? This PDF is formatted for A4.

I've no experience with mozilla and the pdf plug-in so I can't really help. :(

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2003 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it works fine on xpdf and I can edit it with OpenOffice too if I wanted too... so all seems fine to me :D
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot phattmatt!! I also prefer working from a hard copy as I can make notes on it for future reference. :D
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work.

Maybe you could get in direct contact with the maintainer of the installation documentation?

Then you could coordinate your efforts and you could have a new .pdf document ready at the same time as a new release of the install doc is published. (Or shortly thereafter.)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biker wrote:
Good work.

Maybe you could get in direct contact with the maintainer of the installation documentation?

Then you could coordinate your efforts and you could have a new .pdf document ready at the same time as a new release of the install doc is published. (Or shortly thereafter.)

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Hmmm, sounds a bit like hard work to me 8O :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

phattmatt wrote:

Hmmm, sounds a bit like hard work to me 8O :wink:


Creating something new is fun and stimulating. That's when reality jumps on you: Maintenance.

I've read somewhere that statistically over 80% of the cost for any software solution consists of maintenance costs.

Ever wondered about all those Web sites that obviously haven't been maintained for many years?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah excellent, looks much better than my other copy :D
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very nice formatted PDF indeed. Perhaps it is also good to know (if you didn't already ofcourse) that we provide "printable" documentation too: just append "?style=printable" to the url: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml?style=printable. This doesn't provide a PDF, but is certainly more printable :)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sven Vermeulen wrote:
A very nice formatted PDF indeed. Perhaps it is also good to know (if you didn't already ofcourse) that we provide "printable" documentation too: just append "?style=printable" to the url: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml?style=printable. This doesn't provide a PDF, but is certainly more printable :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the PDF version is more friendly and nicer looking... no offense to the Gentoo developers, its just that as I said before, I have this thing for PDF's being the coolest little toy around
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moving from Installing Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:arrow: So phattmatt, is this a recent pdf, like did you create it the day of (aug 8 ) the post? or am i ganna have to get a more update copy?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jVirus wrote:
:arrow: So phattmatt, is this a recent pdf, like did you create it the day of (aug 8 ) the post? or am i ganna have to get a more update copy?


The date on the first page reflects the date I cut'n'paste the install docs from the web page...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not make a stylesheet that'll convert Guide XML to LaTeX? That's got to be better that cut'n'paste; plus you could apply it to all the docs, not just the install guide.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2003 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the current webpage is looking a lot more fancier than the default LaTeX styles. It would be better if someone could write up a stylesheet to convert to PDF :)
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