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Re: Mount / Access is Denied

On Apr 20 12:25, Robert Pendell wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 10:21 PM, Zeranoe wrote:
> > On 3/8/2014 12:50 AM, Cicero Silva Luiz Junior wrote:
> >>
> >> My OS is Windows 8.1 x64. UAC is on, behavior set as Prompt for
> >> Credentials on Secure Desktop. Only elavate executables that are
> >> signed and only elevate apps in secure locations settings are both on.
> >> Any help is greatly appreciated.
> >
> >
> > I just ran into this issue too.
> >
> > Everything worked fine on Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, but the same command on
> > Windows 8.1 fails with the same error.
> >
> > I'm using --no-admin, and have write access to the root and local folders.
> >
> > This seems to be a Windows 8.1 (maybe 8 as well) issue.
> >
> > I would be happy to provide any further information about this, but
> > currently the command line method is useless on Windows 8.1 unless you have
> > admin privileges.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >   Kyle
> >
> I was able to reproduce this as well on a lab machine at work that we
> have Windows 8.1 x64 Update 1 loaded on.  It seems to throw the error
> as soon as it goes to switch to installing the files and as suggested
> only happens with --no-admin set.  There are no files unpacked as a
> result.  There is no BLODA on my test machine as it is a clean install
> save for updates in itself.  I'm going to test again on a VM later on
> when I get a few minutes to run the install though and verify.  The
> setup.log provided no appreciable information beyond what was provided
> by the OP however if there is a way to up the verbosity I am more than
> willing to re-run the install.

It's definitely a bug in setup.  Or rather, two bugs.  What happens is
that a registry key cannot be created in HKLM.  The fact that setup
tries to create the key in HKLM even if the current user has no admin
rights is the first bug.  The second one is that the inability to create
the registry key results in fatal error handling, exiting the application.

Maybe some default permission handling changed in later Windows versions
which trigger the problem but still, it's a bug in setup in the first

I applied a patch to setup.  A new version will be available soon.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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