[GRASS-user] Installation problem

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Wed Oct 25 08:34:42 EDT 2006

gotnidea! Business Development Centre wrote:
> I have been trying to install GRASS on my Windows XP Service Pack 2 
> laptop with 2 partitions. I am trying to install it on drive it on D 
> drive which is NTFS.
> The installation process goes on smoothly, till I run the inst_grass 
> batch file. It gives message that I need to install MinGW first. But I 
> have already done so. Don't know what is the problem. Can anyone please 
> guide me?

Where did you install MinGW and Msys ?

In inst_grass the path is hardcoded:

if not exist c:\mingw goto no_mingw
if not exist c:\msys goto no_msys

so if you installed it on d, inst_grass won't find it.

The quick fix: change all references to c:\mingw and c:\msys in 
inst_grass.bat to the path where you installed them.

But I think that this should probably be handled by a variable at the 
top of the script which the user would just have to set once. I agree 
that there is no reason that one should be obliged to use c.

> Earlier I installed GRASS on my C drive, but couldn't load any data. 
> Since it was FAT32 drive, I thought of working on my D drive. Both 
> drives have separate Windows XP SP2 installed. How can I install the 
> GRASS on FAT32 drive?

Please be more precise about this problem. I think that fat32 should 
work without any problems. What do you mean by "couldn't load any data".


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