szaka wrote: plors wrote:
I think this has something to do with the ntfsutils which we use to manipulate ntfs filesystems. iirc i heard the developers complaining microsoft changed something in the ntfs specs.
Could you do some research on http://linux-ntfs.org/ and report back to us with the results?
Hi. I wrote the used NTFS tools and I've have never said anything like the above.
in http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=346046#c3 you said something about 'Perhaps MS introduced it with one of their latest releases' (about the 'Windows Bad Clusters File'). which i correlated with the fact this guy was trying to install/run Vista. You also said 'Windows is known to corrupt, mishandle the Bad Clusters File.' in http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=346046#c1 and mentioned something about file a bugreport about this by MS.
Anyway to story is only short and it's all that bug.
All this leaded me to the conclusion: hey, new stuff (vista), szaka mentioned something about errors in one the recent releases, let's point the poster to the ntfsguys for some more clues.
So we have probably a misunderstanding, combined with a somewhat lazy (and very busy) me.
Actually what I'm telling non-stop for SEVERAL YEARS to you (first at 28 Oct 2004 and last at 25 Aug 2006), the Parted guys (both to the old and the new maintainers), all the other partitioner developers who use Parted that Parted is seriously broken in certain cases and it corrupts the partition table. None of the NTFS tools read or use the partition table. It's completely irrelevent for the filesystem.
You are right, you do say it in your email, it somehow slipped my mind, maybe because it works just fine for thousands, if not tens of thousands of users. Anyway, if you really think there is a problem then let's take this to 'GNU Parted developers list <email@example.com>' and try to fix it once and for all.
Szaka, i don't make false claims. If i made a mistake, then that's what it is.. a mistake. A false claim implies so much more of evil intent. Please let's keep a bit civilized here, thnx.
The above link seems down, so i cannot verify what's on it, but i don't think i've visited it.
Yes, corrupt geometry in the partition table can cause also exactly the same problem as descibed above. Install use the BIOS which uses the wrong geometry from the partition table what gparted corrupted.
The usual developer argument is that "I don't have Windows". But the solution doesn't require Windows at all. The geometry shouldn't be changed, it's just that simple.
Again let,s take it to the parted developmentlist. I'm going to do it anyway, but i'd like your backing in this, since you seem to know what exactly the problem is.
thanks for your response btw