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RE: New user / CD installation problems
- From: "Hannu E K Nevalainen (garbage mail)" <garbage_collector at telia dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: <mtw at birdseye dot view dot net dot au>
- Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 22:40:30 +0100
- Subject: RE: New user / CD installation problems
> From: cygwin-owner at cygwin dot com [mailto:cygwin-owner at cygwin dot com]On Behalf
> Of Joshua Daniel Franklin
> > It is the runnable installation, the "cygwin" directory tree, that I
> > am talking about. Some time ago I tried it with the source tree on
> > the CD, running setup and trying to install from that, but it was a
> > total failure (the setup program refused to look at the CD and I could
> > find no way of directing it to do so.)
> You need to copy the ftp3a%2f%2f... directory *with* setup.ini and the
> release/ dir to your local hard drive.
Ever thought of using "subst"?
Well, as I haven't been using Win versions later than 98SE I can't tell
if it is available. But for 98/98SE it has proven its value ;-)
Assumption: "G:" is unused, as it is written here.
(make sure LASTDRIVE allows the drive letter of your choice)
1. Take the enclosed BAT-file and place it in any directory
2. Double click it, in Explorer. Run it from the DOS-prompt or whatever
3. Tada! You've got G:\ to put setup's downloads into.
4. Double click it, in Explorer. Run it from the DOS-prompt or whatever
5. Tada! Your G:\ is gone.
At any point, move the contents of "G:" onto a CD-R,
*** remember to include the BAT-file ***,
and you will be able to run setup from that CD.
AFTER having run the BAT-file to enable "G:"
(to be the root, or subdir, on that CD).
To use another drive letter; replace the THREE instances of G:
with any *UNUSED* drive letter, e.g. Z: .
/Hannu E K Nevalainen, Mariefred, Sweden
subst | find /C /I "G:" >nul
if not ERRORLEVEL 1 goto found
subst G: .
subst /D G:
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