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postgresql-8.0.0-rc2.msi failed to install on Dynamic NTFS Partition

From: "Egon Phillips" <egon(dot)phillips(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
To: <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: postgresql-8.0.0-rc2.msi failed to install on Dynamic NTFS Partition
Date: 2004-12-25 13:02:06
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Your name       : Egon Phillips
Your email address : egon(dot)phill(dot)(dot)(dot)(at)sympatico(dot)ca

System Configuration

 Architecture (example: Intel Pentium)     : AMD 2500XP

Operating System (example: Linux 2.4.18) : Win2000 5.00.2195, sp4

 PostgreSQL version (example: PostgreSQL-8.0):

 Compiler used (example:  gcc 2.95.2)      : none

Please enter a FULL description of your problem:

postgresql-8.0.0-rc2.msi will not install on drive e:.  The following
directory trees are created:
	"E:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.0.0-rc2\data"
	"E:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.0.0-rc2\tmp"

I've attempted implementing the work-around as described in the
"Running & Installing PostgreSQL On Native Windows FAQ, 3.5) I'm getting
permissions errors when installing/running initdb.
But, the error persists as described  in 3.5.  I solve the problem by
installing the postgresql-8.0.0-rc2.msi in:
	"C:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.0.0-rc2"

I believe the correct result should be to install
postgresql-8.0.0-rc2.msi in:
	"E:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\8.0.0-rc2"

Please describe a way to repeat the problem.   Please try to provide a
concise reproducible example, if at all possible:

Create a "Program Files" subdirectory tree on a drive other than "C:\",
I would suggest trying "E:\".  Apply the workaround described  in
"Running & Installing PostgreSQL On Native Windows FAQ, 3.5).  Attempt
to install postgresql-8.0.0-rc2.msi in "E:\Program Files".
Drive "E:\" is an NTFS Dynamic Partition.

Reproduction from commands in description.

If you know how this problem might be fixed, list the solution below:


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