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    Writing a manual

    I am writing a manual on how to make an extremely lightweight and fast Ubuntu installation.

    I am almost complete with the manual, but I feel like it needs more.

    What are some common things that Ubuntu tutorials miss or aren't very clear on?

    Also, what are some things I should avoid in this manual?
    Things to remember :
    - Use proper english
    - Comment your code
    - Keep background information and introductions to a minimum

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    Re: Writing a manual

    See the links for forum tutorial guidelines and Wiki Guide. I think any method should be tested with more than one computer . There are many guides/tutorials posted on line and many offer no plan of action if things go wrong. Installation guides need to updated as necessary for new releases.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2143602

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    Re: Writing a manual

    Thanks. I did add contact information for if things go wrong. Mainly because I can't think of any situation where things would go wrong in most of the steps.

    Also, I only have one computer. Is there a way I could get other people to help test it and give me feedback?
    Things to remember :
    - Use proper english
    - Comment your code
    - Keep background information and introductions to a minimum

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    Re: Writing a manual

    Go through the top links in community documentation and see what is missing or what needs clarification.
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    Re: Writing a manual

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    Re: Writing a manual

    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan_Williams View Post
    I am writing a manual on how to make an extremely lightweight and fast Ubuntu installation.
    If it doesn't include Ubuntu minimal CD, then you already missed the mark.

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    Re: Writing a manual

    Quote Originally Posted by dbass81 View Post
    If it doesn't include Ubuntu minimal CD, then you already missed the mark.
    Actually yes, it does start with the minimal cd
    I would never ever ever install ubuntu any other way never!!!
    Things to remember :
    - Use proper english
    - Comment your code
    - Keep background information and introductions to a minimum

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