[CentOS] Centos 5.2 live cd won't boot

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Wed Mar 11 14:31:21 UTC 2009


Michael Peterson wrote on Tue, 10 Mar 2009 16:44:43 -0500:

> What do you mean by this?
> Is this because you changed the original post and you thought I was 
> replying to the other part of the original post.

Sorry? I did not "change" anything. You replied to *my* posting with 
questions to the original poster and with *nothing* that referred to my 
posting. Do you do the same in face-to-face discussion? Person A has a 
problem and asks something in a round, Person B replies and you then ask 
person B for further information about the problem that person A has? 
Really? Won't you rather address person A directly?

> Are you saying everyone should create a new thread path from the 
> original post each time

not each time, it depends on the natural flow of discussion. I think this 
should be obvious.

> instead of keeping a thread going to get a 
> solution solved?

Simply reply to that posting that you refer to. That could be the root 
posting or any posting down the thread. Again, it depends what you refer 
to. If you think that a thread is built by appending the next posting 
always to the previous posting and it's a neverending single chain of 
postings, then you got it wrong.

> This would make it a great pain to find answers if everyone had to start 
> from scratch every time when they posted.

Not at all. It organizes the thread in the natural flow of discussion.
This is not a forum, which often are built on top of broken software that 
doesn't know anything about flow of discussion - e.g. they are unthreaded. 
If you got this bad habit from forums - get rid of it! Even in most forums 
you can quote correctly and thus indicate which posting you refer to 
although they might all be chained together.

> No one else has been asked to do this.

I asked you because you used *my* posting as a root instead of the correct 
posting and so I immediately recognized it as it came in as a follow-up to 
me but wasn't one. I'm sure not scrutenizing each and every posting for 
this. Most people here do understand threading.

Kai

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