Moving from textmode to binmode: mount: resource busy

David M. Karr
Fri Jan 12 10:53:00 GMT 2001

I want to explore the possibility of using binmode instead of
textmode.  I successfully changed the default to binmode.  When I
tried changing the mode on "/usr/bin", in an MSDOS shell with:

   mount -b -s d:\cygwin\bin /usr/bin

It said:

   mount: /usr/bin: Device or resource busy

I'm doing this from the root directory of a different drive, and I've
killed every process that could possibly (AFAIK) have this open.

I'd appreciate some information about this.

When I get past this, what other issues should I expect, and can I
deal with them?  For instance, what do I have to do with "pdksh" and
NTEmacs to work with this?

David M. Karr     ; w:(425)487-8312     ; TCSI & Best Consulting    ; Java/Unix/XML/C++/X ; BrainBench CJ12P (#12004)

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