Help with installing

Earnie Boyd
Mon Mar 29 12:39:00 GMT 1999

--- "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <> wrote:
> At 11:13 AM 3/29/99 -0800, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >I believe that you are using NT, is this correct?  If so, you are a member
> >the administrator group, is this correct?  If yes, to both of these, then
> you'll
> >have to modify the registry data with regedit to modify the root path. 
> You'll
> >find the key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Cygnus Solutions.  Follow the
> >paths until you find the appropriate one and modify the value.  If you do
> >`cygcheck -r' you'll have a list of the registry entries created/used by
> >cygwin.
> I answer yes to both of your queries but I never have had to do what you
> suggest to get mounts to work properly for any reason, although I'll admit
> that I've had Cygwin installed for a long time so maybe I'm missing something
> now.  Can you explain why you think Nirmal needs to do this and what it 
> gets around?

Basically, because _I_ have to.  At some point there was added a set of keys for
the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to control the defaults for the local machine and this
would allow consistency between multiple users while allowing each user to
control his set of keys via HKEY_CURRENT_USER.  After this was added, I wasn't
able to use the `umount / && mount Z:\\ /' methods (in any combination of
commands) to change the mount point for root while a member of the administrator

NOTE: I haven't tried this with the current snapshots.  It may very well be
fixed already.

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