[tex-live] TeXLive bug
George N. White III
gnwiii at gmail.com
Mon May 23 15:04:41 CEST 2011
On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM, Jan Mariassy <jan.mariassy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've just solved the problem with null device. I found how to recreate NULL
> device importing null.reg to registry and once the device appeared,
> everything works flawlessly.
Glad you found a solution. CC'ing to the list to ensure there is a
record in case others
have the same problem.
> Thank you very much for your support.
> Yours thankfully
> Jan Mariassy
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 2:42 PM, Jan Mariassy <jan.mariassy at gmail.com>
>> you are definitely right about missing NUL device.
>> Answer to your question is D: is NTFS filesystem and it is second primary
>> partition in partition table. First one is C: and is also NTFS.
>> I have tried the steps as given at link:
>> 1. Go to the Start menu and select control Panel.
>> 2. Select Administrative Tools.
>> 3. Select Computer Management.
>> 4. Select Device Manager.
>> 5. Select the View Menu and the option for Show Hidden Devices
>> 6. Expand the Non Plug and Play Drivers (Tree)
>> 7. Scroll to the Null selection, right click, and select properties.
>> 8. Make sure it is enabled and started.
>> But in the seventh step I can't find any NULL device between all others.
>> So NULL device is completely missing. Any idea how to fully recreate NULL
>> Jan Mariassy
>> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 12:08 PM, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com>
>>> On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Jan Mariassy <jan.mariassy at gmail.com>
>>> > Hello,
>>> > I have a problem installing latest version of TeXlive on Windows Xp
>>> > professional SP3 ENG version. Once Texlive downloaded and uncompressed,
>>> > I
>>> > ran install-tl.bat with screenshot support2.png in attachment. Very
>>> > strange
>>> > thing is, that if I run the very same installer from Hiren's boot cd
>>> > mini
>>> > XP, everything works fine. If I ran it from any other Windows XP on any
>>> > other computer everything works fine. If I change compatibility mode on
>>> > install-tl.bat to run as Windows 95 and disable visual effects, there
>>> > are
>>> > two errors but the process moves closer to correct state. Anyhow it
>>> > doesn't
>>> > work as shown at support.png.
>>> > Please if you see any obvious problem, please let me know, or ask for
>>> > more
>>> > details I can help.
>>> You seem to be missing the Null device. This has been reported to
>>> occur in some power-saving modes and is not even included in Windows
>>> Fundamentals for Legacy PC's (Win FLP), so it may not be present
>>> in some OEM configurations for low-power or tight memory devices.
>>> What filesystem is d:?
>>> There may some useful information in the event log: device did not
>>> start or "the system cannot find the file specified".
>>> Try the steps given in
>>> to make sure the device is present and started.
>>> George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
>>> Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
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