Re: Bug#496981: Case sensitive path name in windows based installer
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 12:39:56AM +0100, peter green wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >I run the windows based installer but after reboot grub won't boot and
> >shown his prompt.
> >After a little investigation I discovered grub was asked to look for image
> >files to load from a "debian" directory in the Windows disk but they were
> >in "Debian" directory instead.
> >This probably happened because there was already a "Debian" directory on
> >that disk created by me for some reasons in the past. The windows based
> >installer program then copied image files to that directory without being
> >aware it was already existing but was having a different case in his name.
> >To solve the problem I booted into Windows then renamed the "Debian"
> >directory to "debian" using the Windows file manager, then I rebooted the
> >system the installation process started and completed successfully.
> It seems like the proper way to fix this is to find out from windows
> what the file is actually called (including case) and use that
> information when writing the grub config. Maybe GetLongPathName will do
> what is required.
Sounds fine, although I'd prefer if you can use NSIS for that, since accessing
win32 API from the script is quite ugly.
The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."