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Setup failure: mount error
- From: luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 17:46:34 +1000 (EST)
- Subject: Setup failure: mount error
I've just tried installing Cygwin on a freshly-setup Windows 2000 PC.
I made one terrible error when installing Cygwin - before I started,
I set my PATH to reference a copyt of Cygwin installed on the network.
(Note: Recent experiments convinced me that I have to forget about
trying to automate the install with shell scripts from a copy of
Cygwin installed, kicking off setup.exe and then running local
Anyway, I typed one command, "mount", with no arguments, and saw the
expected output - a listing of the drive mappings. I then ran setup.
But setup failed, and continues to fail: after downloading all packages,
(99% complete), an alert panel with a window-title of "mount" pops up
"Cannot create a file when that file exists." (Okay).
Clicking on Okay exits from setup. (In a way that your setup choices
are forgotten the next time you try, incidentally.) Setup has created
etc, bin, and a few other files. A total of 6 files, 18 folders.
I suspect it's a side-effect of me typing "mount", earlier. I know not
to do that ever again. But what do I do now?
I've tried rebooting, and deleting the Cygwin skeleton directories that
had started to be created, and deleted every (the single) mention of Cygnus
that I found in the registry. But setup still fails.
The setup.log finishes like this:
2004/10/12 17:10:05 Downloaded d:\temp/http%3a%2f%2fweb%2fu%2fmirror%2fcygwin/release/zsh/zsh-4.2.0-2.tar.bz2
2004/10/12 17:10:05 Downloaded d:\temp/http%3a%2f%2fweb%2fu%2fmirror%2fcygwin/release/_update-info-dir/_update-info-dir-00230-1.tar.bz2
2004/10/12 17:18:04 Ending cygwin install
setup.log.full ends with the same two lines.
Any suggestion? Surely I don't have to reinstall W2K?
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