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How is cygwin's minimal setup-data retained in Win32? (Still have an installation problem.)
- From: "Mills, John M." <Mills dot J at ems-t dot com>
- To: "Cygwin Users (E-mail)" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 11:34:41 -0400
- Subject: How is cygwin's minimal setup-data retained in Win32? (Still have an installation problem.)
Context: I need to produce a cygwin fileset on CD that I can install on a
system without net access. I don't need a "seamless" installation from the
media, but I do need to select any of the packages I have planned; I've had
trouble with this (for X11 specifically).
I want to make a "clean" cygwin installation (using 'setup.exe') on a Win2K
box and find some information from earlier installation attempts seems to be
I did the following:
1) Copied a new 'setup.exe' from 'www.cygwin.com' and placed it in a
directory I had used on previous installation attempts, but had erased using
the Win2K file manager.
2) Started my new 'setup.exe' and found it already held some defaults from
a previous attempt, specifically:
(a) the fact I wanted to 'Download' rather than 'Install', and
(b) the identity of the mirror server I had used.
I suppose there may be more retained information I don't know about.
How should I completely "launder" a Win32 box so I can get a "really clean"
Cygwin installation from one mirror server?
Thanks for suggestions.
John M. Mills
660 Engineering Drive
Norcross, GA 30092
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