Installing Cygwin on Server 2012 R2 failing

Sam Townsend
Thu Aug 28 19:07:00 GMT 2014

Hi Achim,

> I've done multiple installs (for testing purposes) on just such a box,
> both 32bit and 64bit and have had no such problems.

I don't doubt that it has been tested to work, but I have no idea why I can't get it working on this box.

> It seems you are trying to install into the root directory of the C:
> drive.  Move it down a directory, maybe into C:\Freeware\Cygwin and
> install there and I guess it will work.

I tried installing to C:\sv\cygwin, and got the same problem.


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