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Re: how to mount linux partition under cygwin
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Magic Fang <fangl at genomics dot org dot cn>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 11:36:35 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: how to mount linux partition under cygwin
- References: <20030906231215.SM01844@magicpc>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sat, 6 Sep 2003, Magic Fang wrote:
> hello, if i can mount linux partition under cygwin use mount command?
> thanks a lot.
> Magic Fang
"How can I use X to do Y?" -- a classic example of a "Question not to ask"
The cygwin mount command is not the same as Unix's mount command.
Cygwin's mount sets up a mapping between *Windows* paths and POSIX paths,
rather than actually providing filesystem access (the exceptions are
Cygwin's virtual filesystems, such as /cygdrive, /proc, /dev, etc). You
have to find a Windows way of mounting a Linux partition (e.g., using
Samba instead of an NFS mount), and then use Cygwin's mount to associate
the Windows path (e.g., \\samba\linux_part) with the POSIX mount point
(e.g., /mnt/linux). For information on mounting Linux partitions under
Windows search Google for something like "mount linux partition windows",
or query a Windows forum.
Hope this helps,
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