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* Problem installing Git
@ 2017-11-23 18:51 Phil Martel
  2017-11-23 21:30 ` Igor Djordjevic
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 9+ messages in thread
From: Phil Martel @ 2017-11-23 18:51 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: git

Hi,

I'm trying to install Git-2.15.0-64-bit.exe onto my Windows 10 machine.  
When I run this installer program no matter what options I try or 
whether I run as administrator it ends up with an error box saying "The 
drive or UNC share you selected does not exist or is not accessible. 
Please select another".  I do not see any way of selecting a drive.  Any 
suggestions?

Best wishes,

--Phil Martel


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* Re: Problem installing Git
  2017-11-23 18:51 Problem installing Git Phil Martel
@ 2017-11-23 21:30 ` Igor Djordjevic
       [not found]   ` <001a1148fe243ade02055ead2599@google.com>
                     ` (3 more replies)
  0 siblings, 4 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Igor Djordjevic @ 2017-11-23 21:30 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Phil Martel, git; +Cc: git-for-windows

[ +Cc:  Git for Windows mailing list ]

Hi Phil,

On 23/11/2017 19:51, Phil Martel wrote:
> I'm trying to install Git-2.15.0-64-bit.exe onto my Windows 10 
> machine.  When I run this installer program no matter what options I 
> try or whether I run as administrator it ends up with an error box 
> saying "The drive or UNC share you selected does not exist or is not 
> accessible. Please select another".  I do not see any way of 
> selecting a drive.  Any suggestions?

From what I could Google around, this seems to be (Inno Setup?) 
installation related issue...?

Do you already have "Git for Windows" installed? If so, does it work 
if you try uninstalling it first?

Regards, Buga

p.s. Note the existence of "Git for Windows"[1] specific mailing list 
as well, where this issue might belong better.

[1] git-for-windows@googlegroups.com

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* Re: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
       [not found]   ` <001a1148fe243ade02055ead2599@google.com>
@ 2017-11-23 21:41     ` Igor Djordjevic
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Igor Djordjevic @ 2017-11-23 21:41 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: git@vger.kernel.org

On 23/11/2017 22:30, Mail Delivery Subsystem wrote:
> Hello igor.d.djordjevic@gmail.com,
> 
> We're writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (git-for-windows) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group. A few more details on why you weren't able to post:
> 
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> 
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> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Google Groups

Well, seems that +Cc-ing wasn`t the most successful one... :P

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* Re: Problem installing Git
  2017-11-23 21:30 ` Igor Djordjevic
       [not found]   ` <001a1148fe243ade02055ead2599@google.com>
@ 2017-11-23 23:35   ` Phil Martel
  2017-11-23 23:44   ` Problem installing Git (followup) Phil Martel
  2017-11-25 22:16   ` Problem installing Git Johannes Schindelin
  3 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Phil Martel @ 2017-11-23 23:35 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Igor Djordjevic, git; +Cc: git-for-windows

Thank you.  I'll look into it.

Best wishes,

--Phil Martel


On 11/23/2017 4:30 PM, Igor Djordjevic wrote:
> [ +Cc:  Git for Windows mailing list ]
>
> Hi Phil,
>
> On 23/11/2017 19:51, Phil Martel wrote:
>> I'm trying to install Git-2.15.0-64-bit.exe onto my Windows 10
>> machine.  When I run this installer program no matter what options I
>> try or whether I run as administrator it ends up with an error box
>> saying "The drive or UNC share you selected does not exist or is not
>> accessible. Please select another".  I do not see any way of
>> selecting a drive.  Any suggestions?
>  From what I could Google around, this seems to be (Inno Setup?)
> installation related issue...?
>
> Do you already have "Git for Windows" installed? If so, does it work
> if you try uninstalling it first?
>
> Regards, Buga
>
> p.s. Note the existence of "Git for Windows"[1] specific mailing list
> as well, where this issue might belong better.
>
> [1] git-for-windows@googlegroups.com


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* Re: Problem installing Git (followup)
  2017-11-23 21:30 ` Igor Djordjevic
       [not found]   ` <001a1148fe243ade02055ead2599@google.com>
  2017-11-23 23:35   ` Problem installing Git Phil Martel
@ 2017-11-23 23:44   ` Phil Martel
  2017-11-24  0:12     ` Igor Djordjevic
  2017-11-25 22:16   ` Problem installing Git Johannes Schindelin
  3 siblings, 1 reply; 9+ messages in thread
From: Phil Martel @ 2017-11-23 23:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Igor Djordjevic, git

Hi Buga,

That solved my problem.  I apparently had enough cruft left over from a 
hard disk issue for Windows to think I still had a copy of Git 
installed.  when I got rid of it, the new version installed with no 
problems.

Thanks again,

--Phil Martel


On 11/23/2017 4:30 PM, Igor Djordjevic wrote:
> [ +Cc:  Git for Windows mailing list ]
>
> Hi Phil,
>
> On 23/11/2017 19:51, Phil Martel wrote:
>> I'm trying to install Git-2.15.0-64-bit.exe onto my Windows 10
>> machine.  When I run this installer program no matter what options I
>> try or whether I run as administrator it ends up with an error box
>> saying "The drive or UNC share you selected does not exist or is not
>> accessible. Please select another".  I do not see any way of
>> selecting a drive.  Any suggestions?
>  From what I could Google around, this seems to be (Inno Setup?)
> installation related issue...?
>
> Do you already have "Git for Windows" installed? If so, does it work
> if you try uninstalling it first?
>
> Regards, Buga
>
> p.s. Note the existence of "Git for Windows"[1] specific mailing list
> as well, where this issue might belong better.
>
> [1] git-for-windows@googlegroups.com


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* Re: Problem installing Git (followup)
  2017-11-23 23:44   ` Problem installing Git (followup) Phil Martel
@ 2017-11-24  0:12     ` Igor Djordjevic
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Igor Djordjevic @ 2017-11-24  0:12 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Phil Martel, git

Hi Phil,

On 24/11/2017 00:44, Phil Martel wrote:
> On 11/23/2017 4:30 PM, Igor Djordjevic wrote:
>> On 23/11/2017 19:51, Phil Martel wrote:
>>> I'm trying to install Git-2.15.0-64-bit.exe onto my Windows 10 
>>> machine.  When I run this installer program no matter what 
>>> options I try or whether I run as administrator it ends up with 
>>> an error box saying "The drive or UNC share you selected does 
>>> not exist or is not accessible. Please select another".  I do 
>>> not see any way of selecting a drive.  Any suggestions?
>> 
>> Do you already have "Git for Windows" installed? If so, does it work
>> if you try uninstalling it first?
> 
> That solved my problem.  I apparently had enough cruft left over 
> from a hard disk issue for Windows to think I still had a copy of 
> Git installed.  when I got rid of it, the new version installed
> with no problems.
> 
> Thanks again,

No problem, it was more of a lucky shot, but glad it helped :)

Regards, Buga

p.s. When discussing here, it`s more customary to quote inline, instead of top-posting[1].

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style

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* Re: Problem installing Git
  2017-11-23 21:30 ` Igor Djordjevic
                     ` (2 preceding siblings ...)
  2017-11-23 23:44   ` Problem installing Git (followup) Phil Martel
@ 2017-11-25 22:16   ` Johannes Schindelin
  2017-11-26 12:15     ` Igor Djordjevic
  2017-11-27 21:12     ` Phil Martel
  3 siblings, 2 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Johannes Schindelin @ 2017-11-25 22:16 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Igor Djordjevic; +Cc: Phil Martel, git, git-for-windows

Hi Igor,

On Thu, 23 Nov 2017, Igor Djordjevic wrote:

> [ +Cc:  Git for Windows mailing list ]

I have no idea why it claimed that that group does not exist, the email
address looks correct to me.

> On 23/11/2017 19:51, Phil Martel wrote:
> > I'm trying to install Git-2.15.0-64-bit.exe onto my Windows 10 
> > machine.  When I run this installer program no matter what options I 
> > try or whether I run as administrator it ends up with an error box 
> > saying "The drive or UNC share you selected does not exist or is not 
> > accessible. Please select another".  I do not see any way of 
> > selecting a drive.  Any suggestions?
> 
> From what I could Google around, this seems to be (Inno Setup?) 
> installation related issue...?

Indeed.

> Do you already have "Git for Windows" installed? If so, does it work 
> if you try uninstalling it first?

That is a workaround, correct.

> p.s. Note the existence of "Git for Windows"[1] specific mailing list 
> as well, where this issue might belong better.
> 
> [1] git-for-windows@googlegroups.com

I think a much better place is the Git for Windows bug tracker (if you
ever wonder where the bug tracker is, or the home page, or the repository
or the FAQ, there are links in the upper left of the release notes --
which probably nobody reads, even if I really try to make them worth the
while -- and which you can find in C:\Program Files\Git\ReleaseNotes.html
if you closed the tab after installing Git for Windows).

And indeed, there is already a ticket for this issue:
https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/issues/1074

The original reporter did not respond to any questions, maybe you can do
better, Phil?

Ciao,
Johannes

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* Re: Problem installing Git
  2017-11-25 22:16   ` Problem installing Git Johannes Schindelin
@ 2017-11-26 12:15     ` Igor Djordjevic
  2017-11-27 21:12     ` Phil Martel
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Igor Djordjevic @ 2017-11-26 12:15 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Johannes Schindelin; +Cc: Phil Martel, git, git-for-windows

Hi Johannes,

On 25/11/2017 23:16, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> 
> > [ +Cc:  Git for Windows mailing list ]
> 
> I have no idea why it claimed that that group does not exist, the
> email address looks correct to me.

I suspected the culprit was me not being a member of the group, where 
the group requires it for (initial?) posting (but you already noticed 
that other e-mail about it there[2], this is more a follow-up for 
anyone here, still wondering).

> > p.s. Note the existence of "Git for Windows"[1] specific mailing
> > list as well, where this issue might belong better.
> >
> > [1] git-for-windows@googlegroups.com
> 
> I think a much better place is the Git for Windows bug tracker (if
> you ever wonder where the bug tracker is, or the home page, or the
> repository or the FAQ, there are links in the upper left of the
> release notes -- which probably nobody reads, even if I really try to
> make them worth the while -- and which you can find in C:\Program
> Files\Git\ReleaseNotes.html if you closed the tab after installing
> Git for Windows).
> 
> And indeed, there is already a ticket for this issue:
> https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/issues/1074

I myself am aware of the tracker, just that I didn`t really 
anticipate this as a Git for Windows bug, seeing various mentions 
around the net pointing to Inno Setup (being in use here as well).

That said, I see the logic in thinking the other way around, too, and 
possibly addressing it somehow inside Git for Windows, in spite of 
what happens on Inno Setup side. At least working around it a bit 
better, if possible.

I can remember to keep an eye on the tracker more often, just in 
case, as that would have clearly helped here. Thanks for the heads-up.

Regards, Buga

[2] https://groups.google.com/d/msg/git-for-windows/0hn7Th4uGZk/oJTdmXa5AgAJ

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* Re: Problem installing Git
  2017-11-25 22:16   ` Problem installing Git Johannes Schindelin
  2017-11-26 12:15     ` Igor Djordjevic
@ 2017-11-27 21:12     ` Phil Martel
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 9+ messages in thread
From: Phil Martel @ 2017-11-27 21:12 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Johannes Schindelin, Igor Djordjevic; +Cc: git, git-for-windows



On 11/25/2017 5:16 PM, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> Hi Igor,
>
> On Thu, 23 Nov 2017, Igor Djordjevic wrote:
>
>> [ +Cc:  Git for Windows mailing list ]
> I have no idea why it claimed that that group does not exist, the email
> address looks correct to me.
>
>> On 23/11/2017 19:51, Phil Martel wrote:
>>> I'm trying to install Git-2.15.0-64-bit.exe onto my Windows 10
>>> machine.  When I run this installer program no matter what options I
>>> try or whether I run as administrator it ends up with an error box
>>> saying "The drive or UNC share you selected does not exist or is not
>>> accessible. Please select another".  I do not see any way of
>>> selecting a drive.  Any suggestions?
>>  From what I could Google around, this seems to be (Inno Setup?)
>> installation related issue...?
> Indeed.
>
>> Do you already have "Git for Windows" installed? If so, does it work
>> if you try uninstalling it first?
> That is a workaround, correct.
>
>> p.s. Note the existence of "Git for Windows"[1] specific mailing list
>> as well, where this issue might belong better.
>>
>> [1] git-for-windows@googlegroups.com
> I think a much better place is the Git for Windows bug tracker (if you
> ever wonder where the bug tracker is, or the home page, or the repository
> or the FAQ, there are links in the upper left of the release notes --
> which probably nobody reads, even if I really try to make them worth the
> while -- and which you can find in C:\Program Files\Git\ReleaseNotes.html
> if you closed the tab after installing Git for Windows).
>
> And indeed, there is already a ticket for this issue:
> https://github.com/git-for-windows/git/issues/1074
>
> The original reporter did not respond to any questions, maybe you can do
> better, Phil?
My case seems similar although it may be different.  I originally had 
Git installed on my C: drive.  A hardware upgrade moved that drive to 
E:.  I was able to link everything back and to run Git Bash (IIRC).

A few weeks later, the E: drive got sick.  The repair shop I went to was 
not able to restore much, but in the course of changes took my DVD drive 
out of the boot sequence which changed the E: drive to D:.  I was able 
to restore most of my files from an external herd disk backup, but the 
backup was from when the disk was C:

I could not run Git when I tried, so I downloaded the latest version 
from git-scm.com.  This failed to install with the  "The drive or UNC 
share you selected does not exist or is not accessible. Please select 
another" error.  I was puzzled because the installation code had not 
asked me to select a drive.  Following Buga's suggestion, I tried 
uninstalling Git.  I believe Windows said it could not find the 
uninstall information, but it did remove Git from the list of programs.  
I also removed Git from the start menu.  The installation then succeeded.

Best wishes,
--Phil
>
> Ciao,
> Johannes


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