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RE: Setup failure: mount error
- From: "Dave Korn" <dk at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 13:33:54 +0100
- Subject: RE: Setup failure: mount error
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of luke
> Sent: 14 October 2004 09:59
> > 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
> > W2K now. I fully expect this to fail as well.
> Basically, that worked. It appears that Cygwin made some change that
> persisted even after deleting all the Cygwin files and registry entries.
?!?!?!? This seems highly improbable. What else _could_ there be? Maybe
something different in the environment vars between the two machines was
causing it? Maybe some different software that was installed on the failing
machine was causing dll hell or something?
Ever heard of InCtrl5? Dead useful app, see if you can find a download of
it on the web somewhere. Could be very useful if a situation like this ever
arises again: it takes a snapshot of your entire system (files and
registry), then you run an installer, then you run InCtrl5 again and it
takes another snapshot and compares the two, so you can see exactly all the
changes that an installer has made to your system.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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