Config file error: Error reading config file: No such file or directory

Im stuck on the configuration file. No matter what I enter for a path I get this error:

vagrant@m103:~$ mongod --config bin/mongod1.cfg
Error reading config file: No such file or directory

That is only one of the paths Ive tried.
Ive tried with and without single quotes and double quotes.
Ive tried the path directly from the C drive.
Ive copied the config file to the C drive itself.
Ive had the file in the Mongo DB directory and in the vagrant directory.

Can someone please help with this?

Thanks,

Sean

From which dir you are issuing the command?
Give full path to config file ex:/var/mongodb/db/mongod.conf
If you are in the same location as your config file
just run mongod --conf file_name
Don’t get confused with Windows and Unix dirs
If you are working in vagrant box use unix dirs