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RE: Installing Cygwin with a USB thumb drive
- From: "Stepp, Charles" <Charles dot Stepp at T-Mobile dot com>
- To: "Adam McCarthy" <zeroonetwothree at gmail dot com>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 08:16:55 -0700
- Subject: RE: Installing Cygwin with a USB thumb drive
- References: <email@example.com>
One recommendation I have is to NOT run if from a flash drive if there
is a hard drive install...it can fiddle with stuff that will make the
hard drive installed not be correct.
There's never time to do it rite, but there's always time to do it over.
From: Adam McCarthy [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 7:38 PM
Subject: Installing Cygwin with a USB thumb drive
I really enjoy Cygwin and would love to have a portable copy on a
thumb drive. I use Cygwin all the time, and obviously I can't install
it on every computer I go on, especially since many are not mine.
I saw many instructions on the web for doing it, but I wanted to see
if their were instructions that were "recommended", I know that likely
there will not be an official but I figured at least if it works.
Is it fairly easy to install it on a thumb drive? I'm not worried if
it's hard or command line, because I've install Gentoo Linux before
and have much experience with command line, I just don't want it to
screw up current Cygwins on my machines. Most PCs I use it on, will
not have Cygwin, but perhaps I need to do something on a PC that
already has Cygwin, I don't want it to screw up the local Cygwin.
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