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Re: setup 1.7.1 hangs on 000-cygwin-post-install.sh
- From: "Brian Wilson" <wilson at ds dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 08:42:39 -0500
- Subject: Re: setup 1.7.1 hangs on 000-cygwin-post-install.sh
I had the same problem and have written up the detailed solution on my own
problem thread; but will share it again here. It looks like the issue is the
shell is not starting (heap space error) so the installation won't complete
it's last steps (which require running shell scripts). Don't know why.
Basically boot in "Safe Mode with Networking" and run setup then select
reinstall on all the base files. For me this got me to the point where I
could get basic Cygwin working again and I could get a command shell running
(sometimes). While this didn't eliminate the heap space error, I was able to
manage it's impact for the time being.
You might also want to run the "cygcheck -s -v -r > cygcheck.out" command from
the C:/cygwin/bin is a DOS or shell window and attach the cygcheck.out file to
your email. It can help with the diagnosis.
Brian S. Wilson
Home: (678) 376-9258 Cell: (678) 232-9357 Wilson@ds.net
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