I have a multi-boot machine with Solaris, Linux & Windows installed.
So my hard disk currently has all different sorts of filesystems.
root@lnx(~)# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 1 1912 15358108+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda2 4086 8682 36925402+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA) /dev/sda3 1913 4080 17414460 bf Solaris /dev/sda4 * 8683 9729 8410027+ 83 Linux /dev/sda5 4086 6635 20482843+ b W95 FAT32 /dev/sda6 6636 8420 14337981 b W95 FAT32 /dev/sda7 8421 8682 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
When using Linux, I’ve been struggling to work with any NetBeans web application projects that were stored in my FAT32 partitions.
Upon opening a web project, NetBeans would complain that WEB-INF folder is missing.
After a quick
ls -l, I noticed that the WEB-INF folder appears as web-inf i.e. in lowercase.
Well the reason behind this anomaly was the way the Windows FAT32 partitons were mounted on my system.
root@lnx(~)# vi /etc/fstab . . . /dev/sda5 /mnt/win_d/ vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0 /dev/sda6 /mnt/win_e/ vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true 0 0 . . .
So I remounted the FAT32 partitions with the option
shortname=mixed and everything became fine.
root@lnx(~)# umount /mnt/win_d/ root@lnx(~)# umount /mnt/win_e/ root@lnx(~)# vi /etc/fstab . . . /dev/sda5 /mnt/win_d/ vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true,shortname=mixed 0 0 /dev/sda6 /mnt/win_e/ vfat users,gid=users,umask=0002,utf8=true,shortname=mixed 0 0 . . . root@lnx(~)# mount -a
The WEB-INF folder now appears as it is (i.e. in uppercase).
The default behaviour of a FAT32 mount uses
shortname=lower, so any file/folder with a shortname i.e. less than 8 chars (excluding file extension) would appear in lowercase.