Here's a history of what I've done re svnserve:
How are you starting your svnserve process (full command line)?
- (after creating first repo) did
- closed cmd window
svnserve --daemon --root "repo-path"
- created Windows service using
- got response [SC] CreateService SUCCESS
sc create svnrepos binpath= "\"C:\program files\subversion\bin\svnserve.exe\" --service --root \"C:\REPO1" displayname= "Subversion Repository" depend= Tcpip start= auto
- after first occurrence of "file not found" error, deleted service using sc delete
- created 2nd repo
- re-created service using
- (And, to finally answer your question) did
sc create svnrepos binpath= "\"C:\program files\subversion\bin\svnserve.exe\" --service --root \"C:\REPO2" displayname= "Subversion Repository" depend= Tcpip start= auto
- The next cmd I issued was mkdir and it failed as described in my O.P.
C:\svn-repo>net start svnrepos
The Subversion Repository service is starting.
The Subversion Repository service was started successfully.
If you mean "What was your current working directory when you issued the create command?", I don't remember. If you mean "What is your repository path?", it's C:\svn-repo. Its contents are:
What directory did you create your repository in?
FYI, I have tweaked the passwd and svn.conf files as advised in the URL in the O.P.
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 4BE1-482E
Directory of C:\svn-repo
12/05/2007 10:12 AM <DIR> .
12/05/2007 10:12 AM <DIR> ..
12/05/2007 09:10 AM <DIR> conf
12/05/2007 09:08 AM <DIR> dav
12/05/2007 09:08 AM <DIR> db
12/05/2007 09:08 AM 2 format
12/05/2007 09:08 AM <DIR> hooks
12/05/2007 09:08 AM <DIR> locks
12/05/2007 09:08 AM 234 README.txt
12/05/2007 10:12 AM 106 svn-commit.2.tmp
12/05/2007 10:10 AM 106 svn-commit.tmp
4 File(s) 448 bytes
7 Dir(s) 31,389,528,064 bytes free