Topic: help needed with project - bug found?
*I have posted under general development but i think this is the right forum - i use 0.52.11 live beta*
Hello all! I am a student in Aristotles University in Greece, computer science department. I have a project where i need to find an open source application and do either of the following 2.
a) write a Software Requirements Specification document, where, in general, you list and explain all the functions that a program does,
b) find unsubmitted bugs for a program, submit them, contribute to the community, and see your bugs being fixed in the next version, or simply being acknowledged.
I started doing (a), and because I am not so good with Linux, i tried it on my Windows 7 machine. I used latest version 0.52.11 livecd and booted off my computer with it. I think i found some bugs with the app. Or, you tell me if they are indeed bugs or not!
First, the computer . Its an AMD phenom II X4, Gigabyte motherboard with SB750 southbridge, 4 GB ram. I have BIOS RAID 0 in my computer (done with the sb750 southbridge) with 2 Samsung Spinpoint 500 GB each. 3 partitions made in that RAID, 100MB for windows 7 boot, 292 and 638 GB.
Once i loaded gparted, it recognized the partitions correctly, but with an exclamation mark warning, which i think means that i cannot do anything to them and something is wrong. The controller has a name like AMD 2+0 Striped or something like that in windows environment. the name of the raid drive in gparted is /dev/mapper/pdc_hffgdfec. when i right click on any of those partions and select Information, it shows: the device /dev/mapper/pdc_hffgdfec doesn't exist. ntfsresize error(2). failed to check /dev/mapper/pdc_hffgdfec1 mount state: no such file or directory. probably /etc/mtab is missing. unable to read contents....ntfsprogs required.
I downloaded the ISO straight from sourceforge and have not modified it in any way. Is this a bug? is sb750 southbridge raid not supported? A single wd 500 i have works fine, i tried a checkdisk and it works.
Also, i tried checkdisk with 2 different flash drives i have. The first is 1GB Fat16 and shows a libparted message like: size of FATs is 244 sectors(241 expected). the flash works fine in windows. Another bug or something else? I diskchecked the flash in windows and did not find any errors. then tested again with gparted, same error.
The second flash is a Transcend 16 GB NTFS partioned.it failed diskchecking too, saying something about windows journal and that i should try diskchecking it in windows. which i did. windows found problems and fixed them. then i checked again in gparted and it said everything was ok. was that normal? gparted cannot check a drive if it already has problems? or was it a bug that it could not scan it?
I don't know about the last one, but i think the first two are bugs, although i am not sure. Could you help me? If they are indeed bugs, I have to submit them to the bug tracking list.
Also, another thing (not a bug). Whenever i try to save a screenshot it always saves in root/gparted.jpeg. which i think is a virtual disk in my computers RAM. How can i copy this screenshot to a fixed drive/flash drive? I think it must be possible.
Thanks for your cooperation, your help is much appreciated!