Re: [NEWBIE] [SYSTEM] Help me please...again...

From: Sean Tindall (
Date: 04/03/99

When you use the mount command in conjunction with DOS paths, do this:

mount c:\\cygnus\\cygwin-b20\\h-i586-cygwin32\\bin /bin

Note: two slashes ("\\").....

You will still get a warning saying that /bin doesn't exist, but when you
type "cd /bin" it works perfectly fine.

Also, just typing "mount" will display the current mounting list.  This
mounting list is stored in the Windows registry, and you can edit it in
there if you like.


-----Original Message-----
From:   Allen Parish []
Sent:   Saturday, April 03, 1999 2:15 PM
Subject:         [NEWBIE] [SYSTEM] Help me please...again...

Thank you James for your help, now I am getting somewhere.  I typed:

BASH ./configure

at the BASH prompt and it ran configure, checking everything, then tried
creating ./config.status where I got the error:

./configure: /bin/sh: No such file of directory

In the doc directory of CircleMUD, in the Cygnus readme file, it says to
mount the directory by typing:

mount c:\cygnus\cygwin-d20\h-i586-cygwin32\bin /bin

This the brings up the error:

warning: /bin does not exist!
mount failed: Device or resource busy

Why is this not working?  I opened the conf.status file in Notepad and the
first thing it said was:

#! /bin/sh
# Generated automatically by configure.

But /bin/sh was not generated automatically otherwise I would not have got
the previous error message.

I am completely baffled by this and I am going to give up soon and stick to
building, but I don't have anything to test new zones on.

Please, please, please can somebody help me!

Allen Parish

P.S.  Sorry for being such a pain in the neck, I only want to get the damn
thing up and running!

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