Where to install gnu-win32...
Charles G Waldman
Thu Aug 27 20:36:00 GMT 1998
ALI RON writes:
> Thanks very much to Charles Waldman & Earnie Boyd
> for your excellent responses
> We will definitely need to use GNAT. Before I tackle
> this not so insignificant installation, I'd like to clarify,
> 1) Is there any reason why I can't install to D: -vs- C:?
> This would allow me to leave GNAT on C: untouched until
> the cygwin install is stabilized.
This is actually how I have everything set up. D:\usr is the root of
my Cygnus installation. You will need to modify your mount tables,
because Windows "C:\" will be mounted as Unix "/", which you don't
You can't fix the mount tables (AFAIK) from within "bash" because the
filesystems are already mounted... what I did was to fire up Regedit
and go into the key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Cygnus Solutions/CYGWIN.DLL Setup/b15.0/mounts
and fix things up so that D: mounts as / and C: mounts as /C
While you're in there I suggest you turn on binary mounts - set all
the "fbinary" keys to 1. Then when you start Bash, the mount command
should return something like:
Device Directory Type Flags
\\.\tape1: /dev/st1 native text=binary
\\.\tape0: /dev/st0 native text=binary
\\.\b: /dev/fd1 native text=binary
\\.\a: /dev/fd0 native text=binary
C: /C native text=binary
D: / native text=binary
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