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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2009, 09:16:14 am »
Back to the original topic...

I just watched the demo for installing Flock (which I'd never heard of).  Very well done.  When the demo is finished, there should be a link to get back to the list of demos.

I hope that this can be, at a minimum, referenced from the official VL documentation/Wiki.  It looks like a great supplement to the written words.  If the two can be coordinated, then the docs could be on par with the "big boys".

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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2009, 10:41:54 am »
Back to the original topic...

I just watched the demo for installing Flock (which I'd never heard of).  Very well done.  When the demo is finished, there should be a link to get back to the list of demos.

I hope that this can be, at a minimum, referenced from the official VL documentation/Wiki.  It looks like a great supplement to the written words.  If the two can be coordinated, then the docs could be on par with the "big boys".

I will see what I can do about the link back to the demo/tutorial list.  The simplest solution would be to have the flash tutorial open up in a new page, then when that page is closed at the end of the video, you will be back at the demo list.
Ken
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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2009, 09:28:09 am »
I'm working on some videos of the graphical installer and plan to put them on youtube.  I am hoping some of you kind folks from the forum could give them a test run.  I'm looking to add any other tips for the installation process (graphical) that you have found valuable.
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/01.Installation/Setup4boot/Setup4boot.htm
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/01.Installation/vl60-gui-install-basic/vl60-gui-install-basic.htm
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/01.Installation/modify-parition-dedicated/modify-partition-dedicated.htm
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Tutorial/VL60/01.Installation/modify-partition-dual-linux/modify-partition-dual-linux-resized.htm

I'm in the middle of the video for partitioning for a windows dual boot, so no video yet, but any comments would be welcome.
Thanks
Ken
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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2009, 01:51:11 pm »
Hi Ken,

Just had a quick look at your VL6.0-gui-install-basic video and in the partition selection comments, and a few other places, you mention "/root" which is incorrect as this is the home directory of root user rather than the root of the directory tree /.

In the description of file system types on the last line you have "reports to have fixed" instead of "reports to have been fixed". I also thought ext2 was faster than ext3 but I'm probably wrong.

Comments screen for jfs and xfs has a missing "d" off the "and" on the second but last line.

Missing "t" off "default" on the keyboard set-up screen.

Otherwise I think what you are doing is spot on and I would have loved to have had something like this when I first installed VL.

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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2009, 02:04:15 pm »
Thanks Chris,

I will edit the errors you spotted when I get home from work.

Just want to say I really appreciate the feedback.
Ken
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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2009, 02:11:56 pm »
I already showed your screencasts to a couple of vectorbies and they really liked them.

Aren't they mature enough to put a link in the main vl site?

What do you think?

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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2009, 02:35:59 pm »
That is an excellent tutorial, Ken.  Now I'm viewing "01.Installation/modify-parition-dedicated/modify-partition-dedicated.htm":

extra r in "This is the graphical view of how your new or erarsed drive is partitioned"

Sparkyhall already mentioned the /root issue in the dual boot video.
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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2009, 04:23:24 pm »
I already showed your screencasts to a couple of vectorbies and they really liked them.

Aren't they mature enough to put a link in the main vl site?

What do you think?

How and if the video's are included is up to the powers that be.  I'm just focusing on creating the content. 
Speaking of which, thanks straybit for catching the spelling error.  I'll tend to it before tomorrow.
Ken
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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2009, 09:25:37 pm »
Finally put up the tutorial for the graphical installer on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l_X90fKOE8

Please check it out.  The more it's watched the further is should move up the search rankings. The higher up the
ranking the more we can get the word out about VectorLinux.  At least thats the plan.
Ken
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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2009, 05:27:45 am »
Late to this thread, but I'll jump in anyways.

I find the tutorials well made and useful, and see good reasons to encourage this venture. For an independent, unofficial effort, as long as there is a positive contribution, VL should let the volunteers to express their creativity in the way that works best for them.

Of course, "official" documentation and code needs to be audited, approved and supervised by Vector or a designee.

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Re: I've started something would like some feedback.
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2009, 11:09:04 pm »
It's been awhile since I last posted to this thread. Just wanted to report a small milestone.  Just finished the 100th VectorLinux tutorial for the site. As noted before it is independent and unofficial but I do hope it proves useful in encouraging new users to VectorLinux.
If you are so inclined to check it out...
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/Distro/VL60

For now, I'll keep plugging away.  Let you know when I reach 200.
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Thanks for doing these videos. I notice several very favorable comments from those who've used them. You're making a real contribution.
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100 !

Wow the shear number is amazing, Ken.   I picked a few at random, and they were all good and very helpful.

If you are taking requests (  ;) )  there is certainly a need for "how to package"... maybe you could tackle the "advanced" help :)

please keep at it!

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Since the wiki was mentioned a lot in this thread, I figured I'd mention a problem with it here. I can get to the Knowledge center fine but when I click on any link in it (except links for the VL home page or forum) it shows a bunch of html code and python error messages. I tried it in seamonkey and firefox and it does the same thing. I don't think the browser is the problem though because I have been to the wiki and knowledge center before without any problems.
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Hi Daniel;

Your right, checked it out myself, and the wiki is wacked.  I emailed rbistolfi, I think he takes care of the wiki.
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