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Re: mount question
- To: Tibor Radvanyi <Tibor dot Radvanyi at unilever dot com>, "cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com" <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: mount question
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1999 04:53:58 -0700 (PDT)
- Reply-To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com
--- Tibor Radvanyi <Tibor.Radvanyi@unilever.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm a newcomer. I have just installed cygwin.
> I tried to create the /tmp directory as it is said
> in the install instruction and the bash answered
> mkdir: cannot create directory `/tmp': No such file or directory
> I said 'cd /'. It answered:
> bash: cd: /: No such file or directory
> I tried 'mount C:\cygnus\cygwin-b20 /'. It said:
> Warning: / does not exist!
> mount failed: Device or resource busy
> What could be the problem? Any idea would be appreciated.
> Thank you.
You've obviously an incorrect value for the "/" mount point entry. If you're
using mount from BASH you need to do `mount c:\\cygnus\\cygwin-b20 /'.
However, you need to first umount /. To effectively do this you need to
combine both umount and mount within the same child execution. To do this you
do `umount / && mount c:\\cygnus\\cygwin-b20 /'.
If you still have troubles paste or attach plain text file of the output of
`cygcheck -s -v -r'.
Earnie Boyd <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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