[1.7] Question: running from a portable drive

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon May 4 08:51:00 GMT 2009

On Apr 29 12:35, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> My solution was to determine the drive letter at run time (when plugging 
> in the stick). I use the following to set up the mount table (from a 
> batch file):
> mount -fu %~d0\cygwin     /
> mount -fu %~d0\cygwin/bin /usr/bin
> mount -fu %~d0\cygwin/lib /usr/lib
> mount -fu %temp           /tmp
> In principle this should also work for 1.7 presuming that mount simply 
> writes to fstab instead of the registry.

mount only creates mount points in memory.  It does not write out
permanent information, unless you redirect `mount -m' output to


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