Bug report: bad disk but self-test succeeds
gremio at acm.org
Thu Dec 14 20:50:21 GMT 2006
I'm deeply disappointed. I ordered an Edubuntu disk from on-disk as a gift
for a non-savvy young girl, because it's supposed to be the extra
friendliest distro on Earth, and somehow it came to me with a big fat
discouragement during install:
"The CD-ROM does not seem to contain a valid 'Release' file, or that file
could not be read correctly. You may try to repeat CD-ROM detection, but
even if it does succeed the second time, you may experience problems later
in the installation."
This is not exactly evangelism!
The CD's self-test passes, hence the report as a bug. How should on-disk
know that the cd won't work if 'Check the CD-ROM(s) integrity' claims that
the disk is good? (As an aside, the possessive is missing; I'd reword that
as 'Check the integrity of the CD-ROM(s)")
I'm glad I insisted on opening the package and testing it before sending it
on to the young girl in question. Installation is a very hard problem, and
this leaves me unimpressed.
Off to try again with a disk I burn after download.
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