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Re: Cygwin Newbie Question

Did running  

mkpasswd > /etc/passwd
mkgroup > /etc/group

help? Please do this and then post your /etc/passwd and /etc/group files 
and the output of 'id'. I suspect this is the cause of your HOME and .bash* 

Directories such as /dev are optional. Just use 'mkdir /dev'.

--- david sarraf <david_sarraf at hotmail dot com> wrote:
> The process I used was the following:
> Click setup.exe -->
> Installation Type=install from internet -->
> (Root Directory = c:\cygwin)&&(Install for all users)&&(Default Text 
> Type=Unix) -->
> Local Package Directory =c:\...\Desktop -->
> Internet Connection=Direct -->
> Download Site=I Forget -->
> (View=Category=Install All)&& Checkbox.Curr is clicked -->
> After this I just let it install and clicked create shortcuts.
> In previous installations I was able to create the home directory.
> And set the variables in bash.
> How would I create the /dev directory and why isnt setup.exe not working 
> correctly? And why is bash_history in the c drive?
> Thanks again,
> Dave
> >From: Joshua Daniel Franklin <joshuadfranklin at yahoo dot com>
> >To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
> >Subject: Re: Cygwin Newbie Question
> >Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 12:33:14 -0800 (PST)
> >
> > > C:\cygwin\bin\id.exe output (nontsec)
> > > UID: 400(david)  GID: 401(mkpasswd)
> > > 401(mkpasswd)
> >
> >It looks like the your /etc/passwd and/or /etc/group
> >files were not created correctly by the setup.exe
> >postinstall process. Can you describe the process you
> >used to install Cygwin?
> >
> >Oh, and running
> >mkpasswd > /etc/passwd
> >mkgroup > /etc/group
> >
> >might solve your HOME problem.

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