passwd.exe trouble

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Nov 23 02:31:00 GMT 2000

Sylvain Petreolle wrote:
> Hi, I'm using Win2K
> I want to change my password.
> My user name is petreolles.
> In /etc/passwd yet :
> petreolles@FR8040FHGZC449 ~
> $ cat /etc/passwd
> root::0:0::/bin/bash
> petreolles::500:500::/bin/bash
> petreolles@FR8040FHGZC449 ~
> $ passwd
> passwd: unknown user petreolles

That can't work. You have simply changed the name of Administrator
in /etc/passwd to your own name. Call `mkpasswd' for getting a
correct /etc/passwd. If you want to use another name for an account,
use the CYGWIN setting `ntsec' and read the documentation about it.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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Red Hat, Inc.

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