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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Page iv

The copyright should be put in the names of the authors (Jonathan Oxer, Kyle Rankin, Bill Childers) rather than in O'Reilly's name.

Page 8
Second paragraph under "Boot the Live CD in Persistent Mode"

Things have changed on the Dapper release. The drive must be named casper-rw, not casper-cow. Also, options are F6, not F4. Please see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDPersistence#head- a18ffed91fe2214d033b3aa11affaceaf5c5a90c

Page 40
In paragraph "Install GRUB"

The book says, "..you will be asked whether you want to load GRUB to the MBR of the internal hard drive." Under 9.10, you have to click on the "Advanced" tab on the lower right in order to specify where to load the GRUB. If you don't go into the Advanced tab, I BELIEVE that it assumes the internal HDD

Note from the Author or Editor:
The text in the book is correct as of Ubuntu release 7.06LTS, which was current at the time of writing. Changes since then may render these instructions obsolete.

Anonymous  Dec 07, 2009