From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9+) Gecko/20010527 BuildID: 2001052720 i have a system with both win 2000 & 98se running i install my nightly in a directory mozilla when i start mozilla under 2000 i'm unable to use mozilla to navigate under 98 (no response to anything typed into the url bar) and the otherway also when starting mozilla in 98 (after first running it under 2000) i first get a blank page and an empty url bar clicking the home button and following links however does work mozilla under 98 and 2000 uses a different profile for each os Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.have a dual boot system (2000 - 98) 2.start mozilla under 2000 with a profile for 2000(all ok) 3.reboot to 98 4.start mozilla under 98 with it's 98 profile 5.get a blank page and empty url bar 6.click home button to load homepage (ok) 7.type a new url into the urlbar and press enter : no response Actual Results: under 2000 all ok under 98 no homepage loaded on startup does not react to url's into the url bar Expected Results: same functionality under both os's from the same directory under both os's mozilla is installed in j:\mozilla\ both os' have their profile in j:\mozilla\profiles\[98-2000]
try creating a new profile for win98, does that help?
nope no luck only deleting the mozilla dir and reinstalling a new nightly under any of the os's makes it work again
hmm, not sure where this belongs
Assignee: asa → ccarlen
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Browser-General → Profile Manager BackEnd
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: doronr → gbush
Summary: unable to share mozilla with dual boot windows → unable to share mozilla profiles with dual boot windows
Is this a duplicate of bug 58647 (Use same preferences, bookmarks, cache, mail folders on dual boot system)?
Summary: unable to share mozilla profiles with dual boot windows → unable to share mozilla profiles with dual boot win98 and win2000
No, it's quite different from that one - This is on the same system (more or less), with the same file path format. Bug 58647 is about sharing between a Windows/Linux dual boot system and should be an RFE. What's described here is a bug because it should work.
> both os' have their profile in j:\mozilla\profiles\[98-2000] No, it's not going to work. While the profiles are in a common directory, the profile registries are not. Still, what's described (blank page and empty url bar) shouldn't happen though. Do you move the profile dirs around by hand?
no the profile's have been created by the wizard so for mozilla under 98 : -profile : j:\mozilla\profiles\98 -bin dir : j:\mozilla\bin -os dir : c:\windows under 2000: -profile : j:\mozilla\profiles\2000 -bin dir : j:\mozilla\bin -os dir : e:\winnt
I can partly confirm this. I share profiles between WIn2000 and Win NT clients through a LAN and Samba, with NO problems. But there are still some differences when sharing profiles between Win and Unix-based Mozillas. E.g. a newsgroup server in the WIn-created profile is not displayed as well when accessing the same profile from a Unix/Linux Mozilla. (Tested on rv:0.9.3+) Gecko/20010831). Should I file some of these errors separately?
Something needs to happen here with being able to customize where the profile registry is kept. Then these two systems could share the same profile registry and profiles.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla0.9.9
*** Bug 93875 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Target Milestone: mozilla0.9.9 → Future
Seems to me that the easiest way to solve this issue is to fix one of the various bugs about allowing the user to specify the profile directory. Then the user can install in 98 as usual and set the profile directory to wherever, after that he can fire it up on 2000 and point it at the win98 profile folder.
Simlar Issue but not quite the same, On a Dual boot system - Win98/2k Install Mozilla into Win98 boot d:\Mozilla Picks up Netscape 4.7 profiles OK from D:\Netscape.47 Boot and Install Mozilla 1.3a into Windows 2000 Cannot pick up and use the current profile in d:\Mozilla\Profiles No option to check path at import stage Software insists on looking at C drive This is probably by design I guess?? Many people have multi-partitions due to everythign wanting to install to C:\ I don't want internet profiles and caches from IE, Netscape and Mozilla filling up C: and I'd like my profiles to go to D: and be able to choose. Suggestion for redesign: At import trigger event ... 1) Show current Profiles directory (currently now shown) 2) Permit navigation to alternate profiles folder 3) If a current Mozilla profile is found in an alternate folder then prompt to use this one. Currently unable to use Mozilla when in Win2000 boot unless profile is recreated from scratch (including addtional POP3 sessions added). Hope this helps! Thanks for a great product. :) Mark
> On a Dual boot system - Win98/2k If both systems in a dual boot are the same flavor of OS (Windows, *nix), there is a workaround. This will not work on a Win/Linux dual boot because of the different file path formats between the two. For Win98/2k dual boot, try this: (1) Create a profile on one of the systems. When creating it, use "Choose Folder" in the profile wizard to specify a location for the profile which will be accessable from either system. (2) Reboot into the other system. (3) Create a profile on the 2nd system. Again, use "Choose Folder" to select the location. If the profile created in (1) was in: C:\SharedMozProfile\profileName\xxxxxxxx.slt, you need to choose C:\SharedMozProfile\ with "Choose Folder" and make sure that the name of the 2nd profile is "profileName.' This will make the 2nd profile use the same directory as the 1st, without creating new data files. Notice this is a very tedious, obscure way of importing a profile. There are bugs on that to make it easier.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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