12-Окт-2004 20:04 [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Arne Eckmann) wrote:
AE> Who is legally responsible for damage created by FreeDOS ?
No one. If you read any software license (including GPL), you find
there something like:
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FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN
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REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
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AE> I just tried to startup on a FreeDOS floppy - nothing more.
AE> Next I removed the floppy and restarted my PC, only to find that all access
AE> to my W98 and W2000 partitions and in effect everything on my computer was
This is may be coincindence. For example, modern disks often is bad
(for example, IBM DTLA series from Hungary or Fujitsu MPG series) and may
crash at any time.
BTW, which FreeDOS (kernel) version you try? _If_ this is bug in latest
FreeDOS kernel, then it should be fixed.
AE> Since booting from a DOS boot-diskette normally is safe, FreeDOS obviously
AE> is a terrorist attack on unsuspecting peoples computers.
I myself many times run FreeDOS from floppy and it not destroys my
disk. Neither this happen for many other peoples.
AE> Can you remedy this situation ?
First at all, you should give us more details:
- partitioning scheme and used file systems (FAT, NTFS).
- what mean "everything is lost"? Do you try to see contents of disk on
AE> Or do I need to take legal actions against you ?
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