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Re: Help with installing
- To: Larry Hall <email@example.com>, Nirmal Vuppuluri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Help with installing
- From: Earnie Boyd <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 12:39:46 -0800 (PST)
- Cc: cygwin users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-To: email@example.com
--- "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At 11:13 AM 3/29/99 -0800, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >I believe that you are using NT, is this correct? If so, you are a member
> >the administrator group, is this correct? If yes, to both of these, then
> >have to modify the registry data with regedit to modify the root path.
> >find the key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Cygnus Solutions. Follow the
> >paths until you find the appropriate one and modify the value. If you do
> >`cygcheck -r' you'll have a list of the registry entries created/used by
> I answer yes to both of your queries but I never have had to do what you
> suggest to get mounts to work properly for any reason, although I'll admit
> that I've had Cygwin installed for a long time so maybe I'm missing something
> now. Can you explain why you think Nirmal needs to do this and what it
> gets around?
Basically, because _I_ have to. At some point there was added a set of keys for
the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to control the defaults for the local machine and this
would allow consistency between multiple users while allowing each user to
control his set of keys via HKEY_CURRENT_USER. After this was added, I wasn't
able to use the `umount / && mount Z:\\ /' methods (in any combination of
commands) to change the mount point for root while a member of the administrator
NOTE: I haven't tried this with the current snapshots. It may very well be
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