Mount Windows C drive as POSIX root?

Daniel Colascione
Thu Oct 18 00:18:00 GMT 2012

On 10/17/2012 4:58 PM, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Gary Oberbrunner!
>> I understand about not installing cygwin in c:\.  But I really want a single
>> filesystem, so cygwin's / is Windows c:/, and cygwin /Program\ Files is
>> Windows /Program Files and so on.
> Having single filesystem, and having cygwin mounted on root is not the same.

It's awfully close.

>> I have an environment with lots of non-cygwin tools and translating paths
>> between them is not workable. 
> Especially not the same, when you start to interoperate with non-cygwin
> applications, and when you start to update your Cygwin installation.
> Heed my suggestion, don't do it.

It works fine for me. I just use c:\bin as /bin, c:\etc as /etc, and so on.

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