Cygwin acts weird to / in a chroot

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Mon Mar 23 22:32:00 GMT 2009

Dick wrote:
> Larry Hall (Cygwin <reply-to-list-only-lh <at>> writes:
>> Type 'mount' and I think that will help you see what's happening.
> Hmm / is still mounted on /cygwin, it might only indicate a confused cygwin
> mount... The output from mount from a chroot in Linux is also kinda weird.

Cygwin is not Linux.  Cygwin's 'mount' isn't even close to Linux's in
semantics.  Cygwin's 'mount' doesn't do much more than map POSIX paths to
Win32 paths.

As Corinna said, you shouldn't try to use 'chroot' under Cygwin.  If you
do use it, you'll find you have problems.  Don't expect much and you won't
be disappointed. ;-)

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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