Cygwin for Windows 8

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Oct 15 19:37:00 GMT 2012

On Oct 15 20:24, GrahamC wrote:
> On 10/15/2012 Steve John wrote:
> > I am looking for cygwin tool in Windows 8 platform.  When i execute
> > the setup.exe (for installing cygwin in Windows 8 OS), i couldn't see
> > any mirror sites for downloading cygwin tool in Windows 8 OS. Just
> > wondering if the tool is supported for Windows 8, if yes, then could
> > you please provide me the link to download cygwin tools for Windows 8?
> I am running OK on Windows 8 release preview,
> although 'cygcheck -c -v -s' does say:
> Windows 8 (not yet supported!) Professional N Ver 6.2 Build 8400

That will be changed with Cygwin 1.7.17.

> Setup.exe (version 2.774) allowed me to choose a mirror site without problem.
> The only problem I have encountered is the device files for
> partitions (/dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdb2 etc.) are
> sometimes the wrong size or not even present.

I can't reproduce that.  Apart from that, the size of a /dev/sdXY
file is supposed to be always zero.  Do you mean the content of


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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