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Re: Re: Cygwin portable bash

ok, all apologies. I am familiar with mount, but if there is something extra special about how it works w/in cygwin I will check the Users Guide. I appreciate the direction, sorry I misunderstood (thought he was just telling me to 'man mount' and I felt that would be a waste of time since I am already familiar with the general of mount and the different basic linux mount points like bin and / and swap etc).

However, I also did not realize I was using an outdated version of cygwin!! Perhaps I should work off of 1.7 instead of 1.5? This sounds like it would probably make things a bit easier. is 1.7 stable enough?

Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
<div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed"><> Reformatted.

On 09/27/2009 10:51 PM, Andy Holt wrote:
Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
I'm not aware that this has been mentioned before in this thread, but
I'd worry that there is no mount table. (I assume that this is cygwin
1.5.) See the documentation on mount (hint: the -m option might be
especially useful) or just run setup, clicking through it, on the
derivative machines.
Well, I'm not so sure that that is really a problem... I looked for
fstab but couldn't even find one so I'm not sure where the mount table
is specified. BUT I don't think that has anything to do with my current
problem. I need to 'log in' to bash first. then I'll worry about the
cygdrive mount points later. As far as the bin, lib, and root directory
/ 'mount points' or whatever, the directory structure is the same across
all of the windows computers (all running vista). So the bin is always
C:\Users\Andy\My Dropbox\cygwin\bin, ..\lib ..\ etc. You get the point.
So yea.

No progress thus far. :(

I think you'd be enlightened if you looked at the User's Guide like Barry
suggested. Without the proper mounts set, Cygwin is going to have
allot of trouble finding your "installation". Reading up on 'mount' will help
you understand how to make the mount points the same across all
systems you work on, which will likely help you allot. Also note that
there is no 'fstab' file in Cygwin 1.5 (though there is in 1.7). So that's
another reason why you want to know about 'mount' and not waste any
time with 'fstab' (on Cygwin 1.5).

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