permission problem after installation under W2K

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Mon Apr 8 07:55:00 GMT 2002


At 11:43 AM 4/8/2002, Ulrich Voss wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I'm a long time Cygwin User and I am very happy with this great 
>piece of software. Thanks for your great work!
>
>I am forced to upgrade to W2K. And now the trouble begins ...
>
>Problem: I cannot write to my home dir. Changing files is fine, but I 
>cannot create new files.
>
>--------------
>
>admin@CIABATTA ~
>$ cd ~
>
>admin@CIABATTA ~
>$ pwd
>/home/admin

        ^^^^^^


>admin@CIABATTA ~
>$ ls -la
>total 0
>drwxrwxrwx    2 admins   Kein            0 Apr  8 15:11 .

                  ^^^^^^^                                 ^^

>drwxrwxrwx    4 admin    Kein            0 Apr  8 15:11 ..
>
>admin@CIABATTA ~
>$ echo "some dumb string" > testfile
>bash: testfile: Permission denied
>
>---------------
>
>I downloaded the latest cygwin and installed it. I did a setup for all 
>users. I added the CYGWIN environment variable to tty ntsec under 
>W2K preferences.
>
>Is this a problem with my /etc/passwd? Here is it:
>---
>jeder:*:0:0:,S-1-1-0::
>system:*:18:18:,S-1-5-18::
>admins:*:544:544:,S-1-5-32-544::
>admin::500:544:U-CIABATTA\Administrator,S-1-5-21-1935655697-

  ^^^^^^

>920026266-854245398-500:/home/admin:/bin/bash

                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^

Oops!!


>---
>
>This may look a bit strange for most of you, but this the German 
>version of W2K. Perhaps this is the cause for the problem, but I 
>doubt it, because I'm surely not the only German user of Cygwin ...
>
>I hope, this isn't a stupid FAQ.


No, it isn't.  I hope it doesn't become one! ;-)



Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc.                      http://www.rfk.com
838 Washington Street                   (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
Holliston, MA 01746                     (508) 893-9889 - FAX


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