AllVersions: Running Cygwin X w/ Registy Entries

Thorsten Kampe
Wed Oct 26 17:21:00 GMT 2005

* Christopher Faylor (2005-10-26 17:40 +0100)
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 05:16:56PM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>>* Christopher Faylor (2005-10-26 15:37 +0100)
>>> On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 10:26:36AM +0100, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
>>>>* (2005-10-26 00:45 +0100)
>>>>> Quoting Igor Pechtchanski <>:
>>>>>> See "man mount".  Please, please, please don't manipulate the registry
>>>>>> directly if you want to stay portable.  You can easily create a batch file
>>>>>> to reproduce the mounts properly.
>>>>>> ...
>>>>>> "User mounts" is the answer.  The CURRENT_USER tree is usually writable.
>>>>>> Make sure you don't write over the existing settings if they are present.
>>>>> Current XP computers I am trying to run this into give me: "Registry Editing has
>>>>> been Disabled by your administrator." even if I try to write to Current_User
>>>>> All I am trying to keep portable is the X server thus XWIN.exe is the only
>>>>> executable I have, the only one I execute. After running the X server as the
>>>>> background server I am tunneling the packets using Putty / Securecrt.
>>>>Try "regedit /s" in a batch (instead of double clicking). This
>>>>sometimes works.
>>> Or, I dunno, if that works, you could just use "mount" and forget about
>>> regedit entirely.
>>> It's a crazy idea, I know.  I wonder why no one has thought of it before.
>>*I* didn't know about it (because I was under the impression that all
>>cygwin programs depend on the mount tables).
> ...but yet you still keep going.
>>Well, obviously there are a few that don't (mount, cygcheck, ash (?),
> All cygwin programs rely on the mount table.

Then mount is obviously not a cygwin program (because it doesn't)
>>And I think it's easier to just import a reg file than dealing with
>>multiple mount commands...
> I assume that you'll be quite surprised, if/when we either do away with
> the registry or change the format.

Or the default mount tables, or the mount options. "Portable
Cygwin"/Cygwin on a USB stick" is a hack. But imho a clean one.

And the "mount hack" is even cleaner than the "regedit /s" hack, no

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