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Postinstall failure

I searched don't hit me!

The problem is that the postinstall scripts fail to execute properly and
leave me with a non-functional cygwin installation. ie: clicking the cygwin
shortcut leads to a "bash-2.05b$" prompt from which no commands work. System
is XP SP1. setup.exe is 2.340.2.5.

I located some discussions on the topic but none contained a workable

-- Deals with download corruption, undownloaded packages and so on. I can
verify that my downloads are complete and functional because they work on
other (win2k) systems.

-- This one is similar. It deals with the user's failure to download the
fileutils package.

-- Also a download failure.

On my win2k box a full installation and an installation of only the stuff I
need works fine. They both work fine in c:\cygwin and in any different
directory. ALL these types of installations fail on the XP box.

Linked is a 97.9KB rar archive containing setup.log, setup.log.full,
cygcheck -svr and env.

Here's some more information:

bash-2.05b$ /bin/ls -ld /bin
d---------    3 Nebob    ????????        0 Aug 27 15:14 /bin

bash-2.05b$ /bin/mount
C:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type system (textmode)
C:\cygwin\lib on /usr/lib type system (textmode)
C:\cygwin on / type system (textmode)
c: on /cygdrive/c type user (textmode,noumount)
d: on /cygdrive/d type user (textmode,noumount)

bash-2.05b$ type -a /bin/id
/bin/id is /bin/id

bash-2.05b$ /bin/ls -l /bin/id
----------    1 Nebob    ????????    26112 Jan  7  2003 /bin/id

Everything in /etc/postinstall has a .done extension.

/home, /etc/passwd and /etc/group were not generated.

I'd appreciate any and all assistance.

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