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New setup: User not found? /cygdrive/h as default home directory?
- From: "Hans Deragon (LMC)" <qhander at ericsson dot ca>
- To: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 14:07:11 -0400
- Subject: New setup: User not found? /cygdrive/h as default home directory?
Long time user of cygwin. Got a new job and off course, first thing I do is install it. However, I am encounting a problem I never had in previous installations. The installation was successfull, but when I started a command line window (cygwin.bat), I got the following:
id: cannot find name for user ID 18544
mkdir: cannot create directory `/cygdrive/h': No such file or directory
cp: cannot create regular file `/cygdrive/h//.bash_profile': No such file or dir
bash: cd: /cygdrive/h: No such file or directory
There are two problems here. First, cygwin cannot find the name of my user. Is this because my Window account is not set properly? I suspect this, but I have not administrator power on my machine and I am not a Windows guru. This is a problem because when I use ssh it tells me to go away because I have no name. Is there an environment variable I can set to trick ssh to working?
The second problem is the attempt to create the /cygdrive/h . In the /etc/passwd file, by default the /cygdrive/h directory was listed there as the home directory for my user. I do not understand why because drive h does not exist on my system, and even if it did, I would not have wanted my account to be created there. Nowhere in the installation process was I asked for the default home directory. I fixed this by editing the /etc/passwd and changed the home directory to /home, which I believe should be the default and was in the past. This is not a problem for me anymore, but I am reporting it because I find this /cygdrive/h default a bit odd.
BTW, I searched the mailing list archive, but could not find anything related to these problems. If this was discussed previously, I am sorry for the repeat; my search keywords where probably poorly choosen.
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