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setup.exe and mounting home directory in fstab
- From: Rob Siklos <cygwin at siklos dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:16:34 -0500
- Subject: setup.exe and mounting home directory in fstab
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I wanted my /home directory to point to c:\Users rather than the
out-of-the-box home directory created by cygwin. In order to
accomplish this, I deleted the existing home folder and created a soft
link mapping /home to /cygdrive/c/Users.
This works great, except that I notice that every time I run
setup.exe, my soft link gets removed and a new profile is created for
me the next time I open a Cygwin terminal.
Every time this happens, I just delete the new /home folder and
re-create the soft link. However, this is getting annoying, so I'm
looking for a different solution.
My current solution is to just mount it in fstab with the following line:
c:/Users /home ntfs binary,posix=0,nouser
This is working fine, but now I'm worried about what setup.exe will do
to this folder the next time I update Cygwin. Will it be safely left
alone, or will my user profile get deleted?
Thanks in advance,
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