Errata for Learning Red Hat Linux
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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update
"Creating a Boot Floppy"
Step 5 reads:
5) In the command window, type cd dosutils
awrite to switch to that directory on
the CD and press Enter.
Step 5 should read:
5) In the command window, type cd dosutils to switch to that directory on the CD
and press Enter. (added text) You can now type rawrite.
rawrite is an application not a directory.
Step 6 reads:
6) When prompted, specify the filename of the disk image source as imagesoot.img
and press Enter.
Step 6 should read:
6) When prompted, specify the filename of the disk image source as ..imagesoot.img
and press Enter.
The use of the relative path is wrong and should be set to use an absolute path to
boot.img. This text implies that the boot.img is under (d:)dosutilsimages not
Chapters 11 & 12.
Default firewall config needs to be changed to enable SAMBA and internet services to
run over a local network.
Admittedly I skipped to the SAMBA section first so may have missed this in preceding
chapters, but it would have been useful to have it mentioned in either of these
AUTHOR: The reader's understanding of the facts is correct. That is, if host is
running a firewall in default configuration, remote clients cannot
access services on the host.
I don't see this as an error. But, as the reader writes, it would be
helpful to remind the reader of this possibility. A suitable place
would have been the section titled "Troubleshooting Samba," appearing
on p. 214.