Faq's and documentation writing

Asked by Tom on 2009-02-28

I often find that the same answer helps people in quite a few different circumstances and would like to write it up so i can include some screenshots and cut down on the huge quantity of words. While i plan to post this up temporarily elsewhere fairly quickly i would really rather have it inside Launchpad and get some feedback on any changes that might help.

Also i have noticed that some of the documents i often give as answers could do with a sentence or even just a couple of words to clear up a couple of places where people get a bit lost and end up asking the same questions in here. Is it possible for me to suggest changes?

Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

Question information

English Edit question
Ubuntu Edit question
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
Jason Liquorish
Last query:
Last reply:

This question was reopened

  • 2009-02-28 by Tom

Hi Tom,

If you are talking about documentation for Ubuntu or a subject related to Ubuntu then the wiki would be a good place to look. There may already be documentation on the subject you are looking for up there which you can edit and add your own information to. If you cannot find the subject you are looking for on there then you can add a page yourself which others can improve upon.

As for the documents which you would like to make suggestions for where are these located? If they are hosted on the Ubuntu site they you are welcome to suggest any changes and if on the wiki then you are free to edit them yourself.

The Ubuntu wiki can be found at: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/

I hope this helps you out, if not then please leave a reply here further describing your question.


Tom (tom6) said : #2

Thanks for that. Looks like it will help a lot. Wiki pages are easy to add-in and link in with other pages i've heard. One of the official documents that i think needs a couple of extra words is


as it doesn't mention about setting the Mount Point to /
A simple thing to miss but seems to cause some trouble.
Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #3

Ooops, my connection is a bit weird at the moment - i didn't mean to mark this as completely solved

Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #4

Visit the Ubuntu Documentation Project at this address:


where this, although a work in progress, has largely already been done.

Type "dual booting" into the search bar and you will find 9 pages of HowTos on dual booting.

I am not sure exactly where you feel the line is missing Tom. If it is in regards to manually partitioning the hard drive when installing Ubuntu, then I am pretty sure the first partition you created during installation is automatically given the mount point of /


Tom (tom6) said : #6

Manual Partitioning doesn't always automatically set a mount point and i'm not completely certain that it would always choose the right partition in a multi-boot scenario. Thank you both though. The links to community documentation were particularly helpful.

Thanks and regards from
Tom :)

Tom (tom6) said : #7

Thanks JasonLiquorish, that solved my question.