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Re: Setup failure: mount error

luke wrote:

luke wrote:

At the moment, it looks like I'm going to have to scrub Windows and re-install it.

I suppose before that, I can try installing from our stable mirror.
Perhaps the Cygwin on the mirror site is badly buggy (despite all MD5
checksums being correct).

I got the identical result isntalling from our stable mirror of an older Cygwin, that's known to work. It didn't, on this Win2K laptop.

I'm currently running a file system check on the two local drives (both NTFS).

Both drives checked out okay. An install of the stable Cygwin failed anyway.

However I do notice that someone else reported the same problem in 2001:
In summary:

Upgraded to latest setup today ( and tried to update my already-
existing installation. I have several systems with it installed, so I
the new packages first, then install from the local directory. Setup
a few packages.

I tried to install onto a 50.3G FAT32 partition, with 28.5GB free. I
tried to
install from a 57.2G NTFS partition, with 23.4G free.

When I tried to install from the local directory, and after selecting the
packages recommended, setup instantly puts up a dialog box labeled
"mount" that
says "The operation completed successfully". Behind that box is the "Cygwin
Setup", and says "Installing...", The Package and Total indicator bars are
blank, and the button says "Cancel". Clicking OK on the "mount" box
the installation, with nothing installed.

I tried a complete install to a different partition from the local disk;
thing, although the directory structure is created.

but the person never came back with followup to the requested actions:

* From: "Robert Collins" * To: "Kevin Quitt" * Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 18:54:54 +1100
* Subject: Re: Setup fails to install on Win2K
* References: <>

Try deleting setup.ini, and doing a download again.
delete setup.log and setup.log.full
Then do an 'install from Net'

post inline the resulting log files.

Also check the contents of /etc/setup/installed.db


I'll let people know how I get on. Plan: first the FS check, then I'll try installing a stable known to work Cygwin, then I'll scrub and reinstall W2K, then I'll give up and try another PC.

Well, since I know the MD5 checksums are correct on both our local stable Cygwin mirror, known to work, and on the nightly mirrored "latest" mirror, and since these mirrors work on other PCs, it starts to look like the problem is specific to this PC.

In other words, it appears to have nothing to do with having run "mount"
from a network install of Cygwin.  (Since all files created by Cygwin
and all registry entries were deleted, Cygwin stores no other
information on the system, and yet the problem persisted.)

I have scrubbed Windows, reformatted the drives, and am re-installing W2K now. I fully expect this to fail as well.

In which case I'll just pick a different PC that Cygwin can be installed
on, and go back to testing what I was originally trying to test!


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