Hi Heiko,

I have changed the external drive and seen that the new one works. The
issue is, I guess, that the first drive was named "My Passport", with
a space in it, while the second one is "Iomega". Spaces in drive names
are not accepted by Linux, which could explain why they are a problem
also with git bash (even if bash could access them using what is
passed to it, which is a drive letter, and not the drive name).

Thank you

On 23 November 2012 16:31, Heiko Voigt <hvo...@hvoigt.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 08:07:55AM +0100, Angelo Borsotti wrote:
>> I have attached an external disc, which appears on Windows as drive f:
>> in Windows Explorer.
>> Right-clicking on it displays a context menu showing (among other
>> items) Git Init Here, Git Gui and
>> Git Bash. The first two work properly on that drive.
>> However, the git bash does not. Not even the one that is run from the icon:
>> $ cd f:
>> sh.exe": cd: f:: No such file or directory
>> Is there any way to make it access drive f?
> Try using the environment variable MSYS_WATCH_FSTAB=YesPlease.
> We have an optimization in msys that does not update the virtually
> mounted folders and makes msys executable startups faster. I had similar
> issues with mounted disk images.
> The other alternative: After having the external disc mounted logout and
> login again that AFAIR that should also help.
> Cheers Heiko
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