"mount"

Bob McGowan rmcgowan@veritas.com
Wed Mar 22 11:14:00 GMT 2000


Sean Champ wrote:
> 
> for cygwin-b20.1 on w98:
> 
> i remember reading something about the mounting-system changing between b20.1 and the current snapshots (or something similar to that, hopefully), so maybe this is irrelevant to those
> 
> but what exactly could cause "mount" to say that a pathname does not exist, when it looks definitely like it does?
> 
> eg:
> == == == ==
> 
> % mount -b c:/cygnus/cygwin-b20/h-i586-cygwin32/bin /bin
> 
> returns:
> 
> "Warning: /bin does not exist!"
> 
> ( and
>    % cd /bin
>    % dir
>   shows all o.k.)
> 
> == == == ==
> 
> also, if i'm mounting /bin like that, will it cause things in ~/i586-cygwin32/bin to be ignored?  or are those things a redundancy for someone not currently doing cygwin-builds for multiple platforms?
> 
> ( and is i586 any different than what might be built on an AMD K6 ?)
> 
> thanks
> 
> -- sean
> 
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Did you do the cd to, and dir of, /bin _after_ running the mount
command?  If so, the association of "/bin" to the directory
"c:/cygnus/cygwin-b20/h-i586-cygwin32/bin" has been made and a cd to
/bin will "translate" to the other.

Try doing a "cd /" and "ls".  If "bin" does not show up in the output,
then that is what "mount" is complaining about.  I just tried this and
the results follow (directory name is different since I have a /bin
already):

  $ ls houdini
  ls: houdini: No such file or directory
  $ mount -b i:/ $PWD/houdini
  Warning: /home/bob/houdini does not exist!
  $ ls
  Company Info         downloads            projects
  archives             inputrc              tmp
  bin                  mail                 tools
  broadcasts           megami
  cygwin stuff         mymail
  $ cd houdini
  /home/bob/houdini

-- 
Bob McGowan
Staff Software Quality Engineer
VERITAS Software
rmcgowan@veritas.com

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