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Re: FC2 test2 is a BAD joke



Install from hard drive fails with "no driver found" when trying to
access the hard drive.

I have a factory original Dell Dimension XPS T450 with a Maxtor 9gb ide
hard drive on primary controller, ide cdrom on secondary controller.

Timothy

On Tue, 2004-03-30 at 07:39, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Mar 2004, William Hooper wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Robert P. J. Day said:
> > [snip]
> > >
> > > but all of that assumes you can get the software onto your machine in the
> > > first place.  this suggests that, more than anything else, the
> > > installation procedure has to be flogged pretty hard before getting out
> > > the door to make sure it works.
> > 
> > Isn't testing the installation procedure the reason there are test
> > releases?  A failed test is no less of a test.
> 
> i'm not disagreeing.  my point was that it was understandable that the 
> inability to even *install* the beta software might explain the higher
> frustration level among some of the folks who have posted on the subject.
> 
> in addition, in a lot of cases, when the installation fails, the poor user 
> is left wondering if it's something *they* did wrong, and they spend a lot
> of time trying again before they finally realize that it's not their 
> fault.
> 
> one final point.  traditionally, the whole testing cycle suggests that, as 
> one gets closer and closer to the official release, beta releases are 
> theoretically supposed to get more and more reliable.  put another way, 
> it's a bit unnerving to suddenly discover that something that worked just 
> fine in test1 is broken in test2, *especially* something as critical and
> fundamental as installation.
> 
> anyway, i'm not ranting about this, just making some observations about 
> why some of the previous posters on this topic might be just a bit edgy
> about it, that's all.
> 
> rday
> 
> 



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