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Re: scsi and windows boot problem

From: Jeroen Dekkers
Subject: Re: scsi and windows boot problem
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:01:56 +0200
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At Wed, 21 Jul 2004 15:07:31 +0200 (MEST),
Szakacsits Szabolcs wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> > 
> > I think you've major difficulties to communicate. Insulting people
> > isn't the right way to get people to do something for you 
> Well, actually I'm more like a (very bad) messenger (and non-native
> English speaker that's also a source for all kind of subtle
> misunderstandings). In my free time I'm also a maintainer of an open
> source, gnu tool (ntfsresize) that is widely used together with
> [lib]parted. Due to bugs in parted, people are losing data. More and more
> every day. I keep helping them (usually they think it's the fault of the
> NTFS resizer) to recover the partition table and I'm also commenting the
> issue to the appropriate maintainers.

My own opinion is that it is windows' fault to still rely on this
broken and obsolete concept.
> > and will  only result in people ignoring you instead of trying to listen
> > to you.
> You're completely right, I'm well aware. But readers don't know the entire
> story. The several dozen private emails I've sent to Andrew trying to get
> his attention, explaining the problem, the solutions. Without insult (or
> did I insult you ever Andrew?) I tried and waited, again tried and waited,
> and again and again and so on. It all started about two years ago. No
> progress. Things are unfortunately _much_ worse. I've never wanted to
> write down the _critics_ and tried to avoid them in all possible ways.
> It's not fun for me either, you can believe me.
> Andrew is a nice guy with a quite unique mindset. But I do think the work
> what parted requires is more what he can devote to it. 

Nobody has volunteered to work on parted either. And nobody has
provided a patch to solve these problems. Nor is it easy to solve, as
far as I understand the problem.

Jeroen Dekkers

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