I'm using wimlib version 1.6.0 on Windows 7 to apply system images to NTFS drives.
Using Windows 7 wim images works nice, just one warning.
[WARNING] Re-assigning inode numbers due to inode inconsistencies
But with Windows 8.0 and 8.1 wim images there are many error happening.
Like the this one.
[ERROR] Can't open \?\X:\Windows\WindowsShell.Manifest: Permission denied
[WARNING] - Could not set security descriptor at all
on 49 files or directories.
[WARNING] To fully restore all security descriptors, run the program
with Administrator rights.
I don't think that it's a permission issue here,
cause I always run command prompt with admin rights.
I believe I've fixed the problem with setting security descriptors. It was caused by a bug in the Windows API which I've added a workaround for.
The other warning you noticed (regarding inode numbers) is caused by the WIM image having invalid hardlink metadata. This is a known issue in released Windows 7 install.wim's. wimlib has to apply a heuristic algorithm to recover the correct metadata. This is expected to work correctly, but I've adjusted the warning message a bit.
You can try the latest 1.6.1-BETA version from the https://sourceforge.net/projects/wimlib/files/testing/ directory.
The new warning on windows 7 wim files sounds much better.
I tried the beta with all my Windows 8.x wim files and
it works perfect now!
Thanks a lot Eric
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