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Re: AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: gtg793x at mail dot gatech dot edu
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 14:18:41 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, gtg793x wrote:
> I would like to be able to have a portable version of cygwin in my Flash
> Drive. I have been able to do it but it requires that I enter some
> registry entries such as:
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin\mounts v2\/]
> [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cygnus Solutions\Cygwin\mounts v2\/usr/bin]
> (as simple as double clicking a .reg file, however:)
> Many computers at my university do not allow access to the registry and
> modification of it.
See "man mount". Please, please, please don't manipulate the registry
directly if you want to stay portable. You can easily create a batch file
to reproduce the mounts properly.
> All I really need is the X server, and I have been able to lean it down
> to a 23 MB package that runs it (as a background process).
> An unfinished but working copy at: http://tinyurl.com/8pu2x
> * Any older versions that do not use the registry but use relative
> * Would it be possible to wrap the executable and feed it an 'alternate
"User mounts" is the answer. The CURRENT_USER tree is usually writable.
Make sure you don't write over the existing settings if they are present.
> * Warning: I have (for now) minimal experience and limited resources.
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