FAT32 issue in OpenSolaris 1020 B122

Hi All,

 So I've been looking into this some more.

 The issue is with the windows folder "My Documents", having a space in the directory name.

The terminal command chmod is not handling it the same as nautilus.

If I create a directory with Windows 7 "My_Documents" then it does come up with read / write permissions correctly at mount time.

So now I have to put the "_" character in all my Windows directories, change all the Windows programs to find "My_Documents" and My Pictures, and My Music and My Videos.

Dave

Comments:

I just wanted to say that I really do enjoy your blogging about the status of opensolaris on netbooks !

I think opensolaris scales rather badly downwards and your work on getting it going on netbooks is critial to fixing this issue.

One of the things I mean by the above is when a system does not have many GB of RAM or enterpise class disk controlers and shared IRQ interrupt vectors which are all common place on these low end machines. This tends to lead to poor "desktop proformace" which is a hard mertic to give..

Out of interest, what is
Echo "memstat" | mdb -k
On an Acer One for example?

Regards,
Edward

Posted by Edward on September 17, 2009 at 11:01 PM PDT #

Why not just drop all the "My " altogether? It's a really dumb idea to start with, IMHO, and even Microsoft has figured this out for their latest operating systems.

Really, whom else documents would those be?

And if you standardize without the "My " you'll more likely mimic what's new coming out of Redmond, not to mention being more aligned with almost every other operating system convention.

Posted by Wes W. on September 17, 2009 at 11:34 PM PDT #

Hi Edward,

Command does not work on OS 1002 B121, I'll check it out next week.

Hi Wes

Windows 7 uses My Documents, My Music, My Pictures.

The libraries are missing the My.

This is a difference between how terminal and nautilus use chmod.

And how the PCFS mount command works.

Posted by David Clack on September 19, 2009 at 01:27 AM PDT #

I stand corrected David, I guess Windows 7 is more like XP than Vista for the file paths of user documents. Funny that in Vista they did without the "My "...oh well, so much for progress from Redmond!

Posted by Wes W. on September 19, 2009 at 04:57 AM PDT #

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