Cron jobs don't run

Janos Dohanics
Mon Nov 1 20:59:00 GMT 2010

I'm trying to set up cron jobs in a new cygwin installation. The cron
service is running, but jobs are not executed.

I ran which says "The SYSTEM user cannot access the
mount point /usr/bin". mount shows:

$ mount
C:/cygwin/bin on /usr/bin type ntfs (binary,auto)
C:/cygwin/lib on /usr/lib type ntfs (binary,auto)
C:/cygwin on / type ntfs (binary,auto)
C: on /cygdrive/c type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
D: on /cygdrive/d type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)
Z: on /cygdrive/z type ntfs (binary,posix=0,user,noumount,auto)

However, cygcheck shows:

C:\cygwin        /          system  binary,auto
C:\cygwin\bin    /usr/bin   system  binary,auto
C:\cygwin\lib    /usr/lib   system  binary,auto
cygdrive prefix  /cygdrive  user    binary,auto suggest mount -f -s -b "[DOS path to Cygwin]/bin"
"/usr/bin", but I guess the -s and -b switches are not supported by
mount (the man page doesn't mention them) and mount -f "c:/cygwin/bin"
"/usr/bin" mount: /usr/bin: Operation not permitted.

How do I fix this problem? I have attached cygcheck.out

Janos Dohanics
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