home directory not created in cygwin installation

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Tue Sep 30 23:00:00 GMT 2003

On Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Ji-Wei Wu wrote:

> I downloaded and installed the latest cygwin today on my computer.  I
> followed all defaults during installation (in c:\cygwin).  After that, I
> started a cygwin bash shell but found that it did not start in the
> /home/$USER directory ($USER means the user name I use to log onto my
> computer).  The actual directory is /sygdrive/c, which means the c: drive
> on my computer.  What went wrong in my installation and can anyone help me?
> Thanks.

At a guess, your HOME is set incorrectly in Windows.
Please read and follow the Cygwin problem reporting guidelines at
<http://cygwin.com/problems.html>.  This will provide enough information
to venture a better guess or to find a solution for your problem.
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