Install Crashes Windows

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Tue Jul 17 03:18:00 GMT 2012

On 7/16/2012 3:18 AM, Mark Geisert wrote:
> Daniel Cowdery writes:
>> For starters, I'm running Windows Vista 32-bit.
>> I run the Setup.exe file and select all the extra modules I require (on
> Suggestion: First limit yourself to the modules setup.exe installs by default.
> After that is working, you can always run setup.exe again to pick up the extra
> modules needed.
>> top of the default install), the extra modules i install are; bison,
>> make, automake, libiconv, libtool, python interpreter, gcc, g++, gdb.
>> The installation progresses all the way through downloading all the files,
>> then when it seems to be checking all the files it freezes then I get
>> the windows blue screen of death. When the computer starts up again
>> there is only the Cygwin libs it downloaded and half the installation in
>>   my C-Drive. I've tried repeating this installation 4 times now (after
>> deleting all the old Cygwin files each time). I've disabled my AVG
>> anti-virus software, and tried a different download mirror each time but
>>   still no luck.
> It's unlikely to be the downloading, but possibly could be something triggered
> by the post-install scripts.  Cygwin is entirely user-space; there are no device
> drivers or other kernel-level parts to it.  User-space code can't crash the
> system.  But there is specific software known to interact badly with Cygwin; we
> call it BLODA.

This also suggests that if you haven't updated your Windows environment and
drivers lately, now would be a good time.  It could resolve this problem for
you too.



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