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I got an error message when trying to add the repo

I got an error message that said fatal: Not a git repository (or any parent up to mount point /home/treehouse/workspace)
Stopping at filesystem boundary (GIT_DISCOVERY_ACROSS_FILESYSTEM not set). I set up the repo on github just like in the video, and copied the link to the repo for the git remote add origin command. What happened?

Hi! Make sure you've initialized a local repository using git init

1 Answer

Brendan Boyle
Brendan Boyle
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Hello From the line from your error message:

Not a git repository (or any parent up to mount point /home/treehouse/workspace) it looks to me like you sent the command from the workspace directory, not the medals subdirectory. If you were to type cd medals and then enter the command again it should work.