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Re: Vista: mount/umount -s permission denied
On Thu, 23 Aug 2007, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Dick Repasky wrote:
Yes, UAC is the issue, thanks.
On Windows Vista Enterprise, I consistently receive "permission denied"
errors when using cygwin mount/umount commands on system mounts
(mount/umount -s ...). I cannot mount novel system mount points (e.g.,
mount -s -b C:\\bonga /usr/local) or unmount existing system mount points
(e.g., umount -s /usr/lib). The same is true from the cygwin bash prompt,
from within a cygwin bash script, from the windows command prompt
(C:\cygwin\bin\mount -s ...) or from within a windows .bat file.
The system is a single-user system, and my identity is that under which
setup.exe was run to install cygwin.
I have not had this issue with cygwin under XP.
User mounts (mount/umount -u) work just fine for me on Vista.
Are system mounts supposed to be unmutable? If so, oh. If not, is there
a work-around, or what have I done wrongly?
Try turning off UAC. Otherwise, give your user the ability to add/remove/
update all registry entries.
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