[1.7] Installation fails to create fstab correctly on Server 2003

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sat Dec 27 16:11:00 GMT 2008

On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 03:57:35AM -0500, Robert Pendell wrote:
>I have attempted to install Cygwin on Server 2003 and it seems to fail
>due to an improperly created /etc/fstab file.  I have the errors created
>during the initial load, the fstab contents (minus comments) and the
>cygcheck.out file as required for error reporting.  I'll wipe out and
>check to see if the incomplete fstab file is the cause of all the errors
>and issues that occur.  It may also happen that adding C:\cygwin\bin
>will 'resolve' the issue.  Doubtful but I'll have it there as well for
>the upcoming checks.  I had added it before doing the cygcheck just so
>that it would find some of the utilities.  Oh and the first couple of
>lines from the first load issue also repeat themselves in the cygcheck
>initial run first load:
>      3 [main] bash 3500 read_flags: invalid fstab option - '0'
>    462 [main] bash 3500 read_flags: invalid fstab option - '0'
>Copying skeleton files.
>These files are for the user to personalise
>their cygwin experience.
>These will never be overwritten.
>bash: /usr/bin/install: No such file or directory
>bash: /usr/bin/install: No such file or directory
>bash: /usr/bin/install: No such file or directory
>bash: /usr/bin/tr: No such file or directory
>bash: /usr/bin/sed: No such file or directory
>/bin /usr/bin  binary 0 0
>/lib /usr/lib  binary 0 0

That *is* an incorrect fstab file.  Please send (attached) cygcheck
output as per: http://cygwin.com/problems.html

If you can send the output from cygwin 1.5 that would be useful

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