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Re: Installing Cygwin on XP laptop part of a domain

Billinghurst, David (CALCRTS) wrote:
From: Jay NYC

Can someone who has experience installing Cygwin on a WinXP desktop part of a Windows Domain let me know what to do?

You need to create /etc/passwd and /etc/group files using mkpasswd and mkgroup.

The domain I am in has around 3000 groups and lots of users.
Enumerating all the users takes a while.

All I need to do is (something like):

mkgroup > /etc/group
mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd
mkpasswd -d -u my_username >> /etc/passwd

The first mkpasswd adds the local accounts and the second invocation adds my domain account. mkpasswd --help for
more details.

Then edit /etc/passwd and change your home directory a local
path - perhaps /home/username.

There's a flag for 'mkpasswd' that let's you specify the home
directory you want directly.  Sorry, don't recall what it is
off-hand and don't have access to it to look right now.

Larry Hall                    
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