[pve-devel] [PATCH docs] update & rearrange installation chapter

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Tue Feb 26 10:28:57 CET 2019


Some comments inmline, also some whitespace errors:

Applying: update & rearrange installation chapter         
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{pve} is based on Debian, therefore the disk image (ISO file) provided
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Using the installer will guide you through the installation, allowing 
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you to partition the local disk(s), apply basic system configurations          
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(e.g. timezone, language, network) and install all required packages.  
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Please insert the installation media (e.g. USB-Stick, CD-ROM) and restart
warning: squelched 2 whitespace errors                                  
warning: 7 lines add whitespace errors.

On 2/26/19 9:56 AM, Tim Marx wrote:
> Signed-off-by: Tim Marx <t.marx at proxmox.com>
> ---
>  pve-installation.adoc | 56 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------------
>  pve-usbstick.adoc     |  3 ++-
>  2 files changed, 34 insertions(+), 25 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/pve-installation.adoc b/pve-installation.adoc
> index 775bb84..8d31d3a 100644
> --- a/pve-installation.adoc
> +++ b/pve-installation.adoc
> @@ -7,19 +7,19 @@ ifdef::wiki[]
>  :title: Installation
>  endif::wiki[]
>  
> -{pve} is based on Debian and comes with an installation CD-ROM
> -which includes a complete Debian system ("stretch" for version 5.x) as
> +{pve} is based on Debian, therefore the disk image (ISO file) provided 
> +by us includes a complete Debian system ("stretch" for version 5.x) as
>  well as all necessary {pve} packages.
>  
> -The installer just asks you a few questions, then partitions the local
> -disk(s), installs all required packages, and configures the system
> -including a basic network setup. You can get a fully functional system
> -within a few minutes. This is the preferred and recommended
> -installation method.
> +Using the installer will guide you through the installation, allowing 

double usage of "installation", maybe:

"Using the installer will guide you through the setup of {pve}, allowing ..."

> +you to partition the local disk(s), apply basic system configurations 
> +(e.g. timezone, language, network) and install all required packages. 
> +Using the provided ISO will get you started in just a few minutes,
> +that's why we recommend this method for new and existing users.
>  
>  Alternatively, {pve} can be installed on top of an existing Debian
>  system. This option is only recommended for advanced users since
> -detail knowledge about {pve} is necessary.
> +detailed knowledge about {pve} is necessary.
>  
>  ifndef::wiki[]
>  
> @@ -28,15 +28,15 @@ include::pve-system-requirements.adoc[]
>  endif::wiki[]
>  
>  
> -Using the {pve} Installation CD-ROM
> ------------------------------------
> +Using the {pve} Installer
> +-------------------------
>  
>  You can download the ISO from {website}en/downloads.
>  It includes the following:
>  
>  * Complete operating system (Debian Linux, 64-bit)
>  
> -* The {pve} installer, which partitions the hard drive(s) with ext4,
> +* The {pve} installer, which partitions the local disk(s) with ext4,
>    ext3, xfs or ZFS and installs the operating system.
>  
>  * {pve} kernel (Linux) with LXC and KVM support
> @@ -49,11 +49,19 @@ It includes the following:
>  NOTE: During the installation process, the complete server
>  is used by default and all existing data is removed.
>  
> +Please insert the installation media (e.g. USB-Stick, CD-ROM) and restart 
> +your system. Once it starts you should see a prompt on how to access 
> +the boot menu. The prompt will look similar to this one:
> +
> +[source, bash]
> +----
> +Press F11 to enter Boot Menu
> +----

I'd omit this, it's very firmware/vendor specific and is just to detailed
that it may even confuse those which need to press anothere key, IMO,
Maybe something a bit more general and shorter like:

"Please insert the installation media (e.g. USB-Stick, CD-ROM) and boot from it"

> +
>  [thumbnail="screenshot/pve-grub-menu.png"]
>  
> -Please insert the installation CD-ROM, then boot from that
> -drive. Immediately afterwards you can choose the following menu
> -options:
> +After choosing the correct entry (e.g. Boot from USB) the {pve} menu 
> +will be displayed, you can now select on of the following options:
>  
>  Install Proxmox VE::
>  
> @@ -104,8 +112,8 @@ you can choose disks there. Additionally you can set additional options (see
>  
>  The next page just ask for basic configuration options like your
>  location, the time zone and keyboard layout. The location is used to
> -select a download server near you to speedup updates. The installer is
> -usually able to auto detect those setting, so you only need to change
> +select a download server near you to speed up updates. The installer is
> +usually able to auto detect those settings, so you only need to change
>  them in rare situations when auto detection fails, or when you want to
>  use some special keyboard layout not commonly used in your country.
>  
> @@ -124,7 +132,7 @@ recommend to use stronger passwords - here are some guidelines:
>    romantic links (current or past) and biographical information (e.g.,
>    ID numbers, ancestors' names or dates).
>  
> -It is sometimes necessary to send notification to the system
> +It is sometimes necessary to send notifications to the system
>  administrator, for example:
>  
>  - Information about available package updates.
> @@ -144,7 +152,7 @@ dual stack node, you can easily do that after installation.
>  
>  If you press `Next` now, installation starts to format disks, and
>  copies packages to the target. Please wait until that is finished,
> -then reboot the server.
> +then remove the installation media and restart your system.
>  
>  Further configuration is done via the Proxmox web interface. Just
>  point your browser to the IP address given during installation
> @@ -257,22 +265,23 @@ installation using the following command:
>  
>  ifdef::wiki[]
>  
> -link:/wiki/Install_Proxmox_VE_on_Debian_Stretch[Install Proxmox VE on Debian Stretch]
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -
>  link:/wiki/Install_from_USB_Stick[Install from USB Stick]
>  ---------------------------------------------------------
>  
> +link:/wiki/Install_Proxmox_VE_on_Debian_Stretch[Install Proxmox VE on Debian Stretch]
> +-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> +
>  endif::wiki[]
>  
>  ifndef::wiki[]
>  
> +include::pve-usbstick.adoc[]
> +
>  Install {pve} on Debian
>  -----------------------
>  
>  {pve} ships as a set of Debian packages, so you can install it
> -on top of a normal Debian installation. After configuring the
> -repositories, you need to run:
> +on top of a standard Debian installation. xref:sysadmin_package_repositories[After configuring the repositories], you need to run:
>  
>  [source,bash]
>  ----
> @@ -291,7 +300,6 @@ ZFS.
>  You can find a detailed step by step how-to guide on the
>  {webwiki-url}Install_Proxmox_VE_on_Debian_Stretch[wiki].
>  
> -include::pve-usbstick.adoc[]
>  
>  endif::wiki[]
>  
> diff --git a/pve-usbstick.adoc b/pve-usbstick.adoc
> index 1ded941..09526ff 100644
> --- a/pve-usbstick.adoc
> +++ b/pve-usbstick.adoc
> @@ -100,9 +100,10 @@ diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskX
>  NOTE: replace X with the disk number from the last command.
>  
>  ----
> -sudo dd if=proxmox-ve_*.dmg of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m
> +sudo dd if=proxmox-ve_*.dmg of=/dev/rdiskX bs=1m
>  ----
>  
> +NOTE: rdisk in the last command is intended, this will increase write speed

maybe:

> 'rdiskX', instead of 'diskX', in the last..

to make it a bit clearer?

>  
>  Instructions for Windows
>  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> 




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