[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #12405: Lenovo Z580

  • From: "DFergFLA" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:43:30 -0000

#12405: Lenovo Z580
Reporter: DFergFLA | Owner: nobody
Type: bug | Status: new
Priority: normal | Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: - General | Version: R1/Development
Resolution: | Keywords:
Blocked By: | Blocking:
Has a Patch: 0 | Platform: All

Comment (by DFergFLA):

Ok, here is my final say and then as far as I am concerned this ticket can
be closed.

Installing Haiku can't be left like this. At no point during any of this
did Haiku itself offer any assistance/advice or an error telling me
something was wrong. This is one of the first things users will do when
they download Haiku. While I am pretty sure not everyone is having the
issues I had. I can't imagine I will be the only one.

If a new user has this much of a problem during the first few min of
having Haiku they will put it down and never look at it again. Once more
the "Alt OS" community is very vocal. Haiku could get a very bad
reputation right out of the gate. It may never recover from that.

I have installed at least 4 different Linux distro's, Aros and even KXlite
(Amiga OS) on the HD on this laptop with only minor issues. It took me
over 10 hours to get Haiku to work here and I still don't know what went
wrong on why it is working now. I can't see someone who downloads, what
will hopefully be Beta 1, taking hours and hours just to get it installed.

I can't offer any real suggestions on how to best handle things. I do
understand that installing boot loaders and things onto peoples hardware
automatically is prone with issues.

I am sure the devs who deal with Haiku all the time can easily navigate
the setup and install process and it may not be a big deal to them
anymore. Don't get complacent, the user experience here is very
important. I don't think you want to see people who download the next
release posting rants on message boards about how the install process went
horribly bad for them.

Ticket URL: <https://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/12405#comment:22>
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