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- To: <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: Cygwin
- From: "Peter Rasmussen" <raz at zipworld dot com dot au>
- Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 13:36:43 +1000
- Reply-To: "Peter Rasmussen" <raz at zipworld dot com dot au>
I don’t know if this is the right place to ask for support.
I’m having trouble installing your Cygwin software. Can you tell me if I’m
using ‘Setup.exe’ correctly? I have layed out my procedure below.
I downloaded all the files from:
to the D:\ directory.
In my C:\ directory I created a folder called “cygnus” and in that a folder
I ran Setup.exe. At the prompt:
Root directory? [C:\]
If I just hit enter (without having put folders in in advance) it throws a
large number of loose files straight into the C:\ directory. It does not
create a cygnus folder.
When I type in:
Setup puts 4 folders in the “cygwin-b20” folder. In the C:\ directory it
It puts a MS DOS shortcut called
“Cygwin 1.1.0” in my ‘Start’ menu. When I click on it, it reboots the
computer in DOS and stops at a black screen which says:
“Windows 98 is now starting your MS DOS based program.
Warning: The lock command enables direct disc access by programs that can
corrupt file names or destroy disc data resulting in the loss of files on
Are you sure (Y/N)?”
On answering ‘y’ yes it returns “Bad file command…” and reboots to windows.
What have I done wrong?
Thanks for your time.
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