AW: Cygwin on external drive?

Zeilhofer, Peter
Fri Sep 12 13:46:00 GMT 2003

Hi Corinna,
bingo! Thanks to your hint my cygwin is working now perfectly on an external disk drive (Momobay CX-2 with a 40GB 2,5" disk, Firewire/USB2.0 :-)) The only thing still to improve is to mount a Firewire or USB 2.0 card in the PC to connect the drive (with USB 1.1 it is quite slow) 
Thanks again - nice weekend from Munich :-)

Peter Zeilhofer
Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, 81739 München

Tel:   (089) 636-47520
Fax:  (089) 636-47655

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Corinna Vinschen []
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 11. September 2003 11:46
Betreff: Re: Cygwin on external drive?

On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 11:32:06AM +0200, Zeilhofer, Peter wrote:
> Servus to all,
> I moved a complete perfectly working Cygwin-configuration with Apache and SSL from C:\cygwin to F.\cygwin an external 40GB disk drive (connected via USB) and tried to get it running, but it will not work. I must say that I have expected problems. Should this be possible after a straight installation on an external drive from the beginning?

You must change your mount points to use the new Windows paths instead of
the old ones.  Use mount and umount.  Perhaps you have to cd into the
new bin directory first and call ./mount instead of just mount.


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