Device names in /proc/mounts
Sat Jul 30 08:18:00 GMT 2011
On Jul 30 00:52, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 10:15:56PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Jul 29 15:34, Schwarz, Konrad wrote:
> >> > > Can you answer the following question:
> >> > >
> >> > > Given a volume label, how does one figure out where the
> >> > corresponding
> >> > > volume has been mounted into the Cygwin namespace?
> >> >
> >> > We're not mounting volumes, we're mounting Win32 paths.
> >> > There is no direct correspondence between volumes and Cygwin
> >> > mount points.
> >> When a person inserts removable media (USB memory stick, optical disk, ...),
> >> Windows assigns a more-or-less random drive letter.
> >> Cygwin automatically makes this drive letter available
> >> under /cygdrive/ (or whatever the user has renamed /cygdrive to).
> >> Given a (unique) volume label or disk UUID, blk_id(8) on
> >> both Linux and Cygwin tells you the disk and partition
> >> in /dev/sdXY format.
> >It does? Interesting. Where does it get the data under Cygwin?
> Huh. On my system blk_id(8) says "command not found". And,
> says "Found 0 matches for blk_id"
Konrad means blkid. It's in the util-linux package.
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