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Re: Cant' get <mount> command to work...
- To: "Jonas Jensen" <bones0_list at hotmail dot com>, "Cygwin list" <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Re: Cant' get <mount> command to work...
- From: "Dave Arnold" <avr_fan at nettaxi dot com>
- Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 16:53:00 -0700
- Reply-To: "Dave Arnold" <avr_fan at hotmail dot com>
I'm curious, what purpose would the mount command provide that is different
from a linked directory? Also, I never could understand the difference
between a 'hard' and 'soft' link. Could you help me get a slightly more
clear picture of the difference of these 3?
From: Jonas Jensen <email@example.com>
To: Dave Arnold <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Cygwin list
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: Cant' get <mount> command to work...
>The backslash is interpreted as an escape character, so you either have to
>double backslashes or a regular slash. This should work:
>mount d:/ /d
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Dave Arnold" <email@example.com>
>Cc: "mail and news" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 12:48 AM
>Subject: Cant' get <mount> command to work...
>> can anyone tell me how to mount my d:\ or e:\ drives under
>> my root directory / ?
>> I've seen examples of how to do this...I believe it's called
>> and 'identity' mount.
>> I tried these ways but
>> mount d:\ /d
>> mount d:\ /cygdrive/d
>> and also with different combinations of flags in other attempts
>> like -f -s -b -t -u
>> Every time the usage instructions for mount are displayed and then
>> when I view the mount table, nothing has changed.
>> I Just see /usr/bin /usr/lib and /
>> Strange to me though is the fact that I simply did a cd d:
>> and 'pwd' showed /cygdrive/d
>> I could do this for any of the drives on my computer e: f: g: h:
>> each seen with pwd as /cygdrive/<drive letter>
>> Why is this? Does it mean that there's no need to perform a mount?
>> Why do I need mount then? I would like be able to just do a cd /d
>> or cd /e from the bash.exe$ prompt.
>> If I want directories to appear under my root / or /usr then I should
>> just use a hard link?
>> I thought mount was to make other drives/devices appear as subdirectories
>> of a mount point. Could it be that all of my drives are on the same hard
>> device? They are just separate partitions on the same disk.
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