Quoting Matti Kurkela (Matti.Kurkela@welho.com): > Analysis: > os-prober's MS-DOS test in /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20microsoft does not > use an absolute path when it verifies that "dos" is a directory. > Patch attached. Thanks for this patch. I committed it. > > Further suggestions: > Testing for the presence of "dos" directory is not a very reliable test for > MS-DOS: the directory might exist also on systems updated from MS-DOS/Win3.1 > to Windows 9x, and the name of the MS-DOS system directory was relatively > easy to customize. > > A better test would be to look for initial boot files: "IO.SYS" and > "MSDOS.SYS": their location is fixed at the root of the MS-DOS/Windows > system partition. > > Step 1) If both IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS exist, and no other versions of > MS-Windows are detected, the OS is either MS-DOS/Win3.1 or > Windows 9x/ME. > > Step 2) If MSDOS.SYS is a binary, the OS is MS-DOS/Win3.1; > if MSDOS.SYS contains only text with CRLF line terminators > (although not necessarily ASCII only: localized versions may have > included national characters in CP850 or other Microsoft > proprietary extended-ASCII encodings), the OS is Windows 9x/ME. I agree this would be more reliable. Do you think that you could propose a patch for such improvement?
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