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Date:      Thu, 19 Aug 1999 08:04:16 +1000
From:      Sue Blake <>
To:        Jonathan Kopka <>
Cc:        freebsd-newbies@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Thanks for the FAQ
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000201bee9c0$7975aba0$c323f7a5@default>; from Jonathan Kopka on Wed, Aug 18, 1999 at 05:26:52PM -0400
References:  <000201bee9c0$7975aba0$c323f7a5@default>

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On Wed, Aug 18, 1999 at 05:26:52PM -0400, Jonathan Kopka wrote:
> I wasn't sure who to write to to thank
> for the information regarding using the
> boot -v option and the BIOS cylinder
> translation info along with the slice -> 
> fdisk -> "g" option. (FAQ sections 2.15 and 
> 8.10) Many thanks to the FreeBSD team
> for that information, installed 3.2-RELEASE
> today (got it right the second time around with
> the "g" option).

You were correct to send this to freebsd-doc, since whoever is
responsible is likely to see it there. Also, the other members of the
documentation team will be glad to see that someone not only uses the
documentation but appreciates it enough to write and say so!

It's hard to work in a vacuum. People who contribute to FreeBSD,
whether it's documentation, ports, or whatever, don't always get the
feedback they need to know that it's worth doing. Feedback from newbies
is particularly valuable, and rare. Being a newbie is a highly
specialised skill :-)

If you see something that you really like, particularly if it works for
you as a newbie, it always helps to write to the person and let them
know. You might not feel you can contribute much to the FreeBSD Project
yourself at this stage, but you can do a lot to encourage the good
efforts of others with a short email to express your appreciation of
their work.



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