how to mount linux partition under cygwin

Igor Pechtchanski
Sat Sep 6 15:36:00 GMT 2003

On Sat, 6 Sep 2003, Magic Fang wrote:

> hello, if i can mount linux partition under cygwin use mount command?
> thanks a lot.
> Magic Fang

"How can I use X to do Y?" -- a classic example of a "Question not to ask"
from <>.

The cygwin mount command is not the same as Unix's mount command.
Cygwin's mount sets up a mapping between *Windows* paths and POSIX paths,
rather than actually providing filesystem access (the exceptions are
Cygwin's virtual filesystems, such as /cygdrive, /proc, /dev, etc).  You
have to find a Windows way of mounting a Linux partition (e.g., using
Samba instead of an NFS mount), and then use Cygwin's mount to associate
the Windows path (e.g., \\samba\linux_part) with the POSIX mount point
(e.g., /mnt/linux).  For information on mounting Linux partitions under
Windows search Google for something like "mount linux partition windows",
or query a Windows forum.

Hope this helps,
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