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Install failure for cygwin 20.1 binaries on Win95
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- Subject: Install failure for cygwin 20.1 binaries on Win95
- From: "Nedervold, Eric" <Nedervold@uppercase.xerox.com>
- Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 13:23:46 -0700
I've downloaded both the full and user versions of the cygwin binaries
(full.exe and usertools.exe) and neither one installs on my machine.
It sets up a window asking me to wait while it sets up the InstallShield
program and after a long pause, quietly quits; InstallShield does not
I do a search on my disks for '*cyg*' and find a 'Cygnus.txt' in
'c:\dos\_istmp1.dir\_istmp0.dir' and it contains corrupted text:
> y gnus Solutions (formerly named C ygnus
> Support) was foundd Cin 1989 to provide
> come rcial sp portf or free software. ygnus
> p pliesp roducts and servics pthat benefit
etc. There's also a 'corecomp.ini' that seems to be an init file
for InstallShield, but it's corrupted too, as it the 'bbrd1.bmp' in
Identical corrupted text appears in 'cygnus.txt' each time I try; if
I had a bad media problem, I think I'd get varying corruption.
I've cleaned out 'c:\dos\' and 'c:\windows\temp' between attempts;
that doesn't solve the problem.
I've successfully installed the user version on my NT machine at work,
so it isn't a case of hopeless user failure. I've downloaded through
both IE and through Fetch (on a Mac), so I don't think it's a download
problem per se.
I'm running Win95 on top of Virtual PC; it's newly installed on the
virtual machine which has 85M of RAM and 100M free on drive C:.
Given the size of the download, it's slow to experiment on this. I'm
not finding anything relevant in the archives. It's hard to collect
more info since I'm just setting the machine up and I don't have the
tools to collect more info: Catch-22. Sorry; I'd like to provide
more info for diagnosis.
Anyone seen anything similar? Any suggestions?
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