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Interrupted setup and zombie mounts
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 11:27:55 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Interrupted setup and zombie mounts
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
The forwarded message (below) sounds like something that should be
discussed here. A bigger question is whether (and how) setup should clean
up after a cancelled install. Right now it simply exits.
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2003 17:13:30 +0200
From: David Balazic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Directory problems after fresh install of v1.3.22-1
> From: Igor Pechtchanski
> Reply To: email@example.com
> Sent: 5. avgust 2003 17:08
> To: David Balazic
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Directory problems after fresh install of v1.3.22-1
> On Tue, 5 Aug 2003, David Balazic wrote:
> > > > C: / user textmode
> > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > >
> > > BINGO! There's your problem. As yourself, cd to "x:\cygwin\bin" and run
> > > "umount -u /". Then you should be able to at least run commands.
> > What caused this ? I just did a plain, normal install. ( I also selected a
> > few more app, like less , zip and unzip ... )
> > [snip]
> Does the above command fix the problems you've been having? If so, great.
Yes, it all looks OK now.
> As to what caused this -- I'm not sure. Perhaps looking for "setup.log"
> files on your harddrive would help... At a guess, you've tried to install
setup.log has nothing that looks like a problem.
> Cygwin as "Just for me" with the root in "c:\" at some point or another.
I did start setup.exe as me, but aborted it at the beginning ( before
any net access and package selection ).
> You then changed your mind, but the mount stayed around, not affecting
> anyone but yourself.
Which looks like a big bug, after all I lost almost an entire day ...