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Problems with mkpasswd and mkgroup

I've installed cygwin "system wide" on a client (W7 32b) from an account
with full Administrators privileges. However, opening a Bash shell (or
xterm) as another user prompts:

     Your group is currently "mkpasswd".  This indicates that your
     gid is not in /etc/group and your uid is not in /etc/passwd
     The /etc/passwd (and possibly /etc/group) files should be rebuilt.
     See the man pages for mkpasswd and mkgroup then, for example, run
     mkpasswd -l [-d] > /etc/passwd
     mkgroup  -l [-d] > /etc/group
     Note that the -d switch is necessary for domain users.

Before asking too many questions I should inform you that the settings
etc. for the various users on the W7 client resides on a separat server.
I've tried various suggestions found in the lists, but with no success.
Obviously, there is a solution to my problem, but I'm struggling to find
the right one.

Do you need more info on my problem? If so, what info is most relevant?


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