[Solved] User guide: Directory / file hierarchy as shown is not physically present in the same order

I had made an entry (because it asked me to give a name) in boot manager as “Windows 7 Enterprise” at the time of installation…there was also another entry “system reserved”
This “system reserved” entry itself when I select, boots the Windows 7
But when I select the “windows 7 enterprise”…it says not found
Now, I want to delete this useless entry “windows 7 Enterprise”

When I was going through the user guide gives a Location: /boot/system/apps/BootManager

But, I do not find this on my system…

Not only this, even for Mail application, the paths / directorys / files/ mentioned in the guide do not exist on the system

But, I see that on every upgrade of nightly, there is an upgrade of user-guide…
What are the things regularly updated in this user-guide?
Somebody please clarify…

Haiku has to be running for you to see things. Unlike on linux based system, packages are not extracted; they are mounted. That’s why if Haiku is not running, paths are indeed different; you will only see packages and things that are in writable directories.
So boot on Haiku and run BootManager. Select, or deselect, the partitions has you need and overwrite boot sector.

Running means?
I have checked in the system when haiku has booted up…
With Haiku running, I checked the files in system with what os mentioned in user guide…could not find it…


Most likely Tracker is showing you translated names for apps and folders. You can either use the Terminal app to start the boot manager (Open the Terminal app, type BootManager, and hit enter), or you can open the “Locale” preference app, go to the Formatting tab, and un-check the “Translate application and folder names”.

(No idea how that looks in the language you use, sorry).

I guess that if the user-guide in your language does not matches with what you see when using that “translated names” setting… you should file a ticket, so they get fixed/syncronized.

Ha Ha… my system is installed in English language…I am reffering to the user guide in English language

I will try from Terminal…as you suggested

I just checked, and in beta4, Tracker clearly shows BootManager under /boot/system/apps/ (using English in the GUI) for me. No idea what’s wrong with your system then :smiley:

Are you sure you look into /boot/system/apps/ and not into the system folder of some other Haiku installation you’re not currently booted into?

There has to be some misunderstanding on your or our side…
You could post a screenshot of your /boot/system/apps/ folder and/or paste the output of ls /boot/system/apps in Terminal.

This command shows as below…but when I click on the ‘Home’ drive and try to see, it does not show
ls /boot/system/apps
AboutSystem DriveSetup MediaPlayer SoundRecorder
ActivityMonitor Expander MidiPlayer StyledEdit
AutoRaise FilWip NetworkStatus Terminal
Beam GLInfo Pe TextSearch
BePDF HaikuDepot People TV
BootManager Icon-O-Matic PoorMan Vision
CharacterMap Installer PowerStatus VLC
CodyCam LaunchBox ProcessController WebPositive
Debugger LegacyPackageInstaller RemoteDesktop WonderBrush
DeskCalc LibreOffice Screenshot Workspaces
Devices Magnify SerialConnect
DiskProbe Mail ShowImage
DiskUsage MediaConverter SoftwareUpdater

‘Un-check’ ing the translate application has no effect, since my installation is in English itself

I think you confuse the Home with the System hierarchy. All apps are installed in /boot/system/apps. There’s no /boot/home/apps. The “Home” on the Desktop links to /boot/home/

To change the entries in the bootloader, which file is to be edited?..Pl. clarify

Just re-run BootManager and only set the checkmarks on the partitions containing an OS you need to boot. Like the “system reserved” and not “windows 7 enterprise” in your case, and edit the labels as you wish them to appear in the boot manager.

Yes…but this screen is truncated…only the soft tab"Previous" is visible…softtab “Next” is not visible…screen space shortened…scrollbar also does not appear…how to get full view?

There are some known layout issues. For me, it works to resize the window. You may also try to decrease your system font size in Appearances prefs befor launching BootManager.

Thank you very much for your suggestions…issue resolved…

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