PostgreSQL not working from start

marco atzeri
Fri Mar 22 08:41:00 GMT 2013

On 3/22/2013 8:17 AM, Wynfield Henman wrote:
> This is apparently a common problem.
> I' m trying to install and get PostgreSQL up and running.
> Yes, CYGWIN, the environment variable is set to "server" and file/dir
> permissions are set for the user and have r/w permissions.
> No matter if I use:
>     initdb or  pg_ctl initdb -D $DBDIR -l $DB_ADMINLOG -o "-X $XLOGDIR
> No database is initialized and the "Bad system call" messages in a
> downward counting loop of shared_buffers appears on the screen. ending
> with]

have you started cygserver before ?

$ cygrunsrv.exe -S cygserver

If still it does not work, please follow:
> Problem reports:

"Run cygcheck -s -v -r > cygcheck.out and include that file as an 
attachment in your report. Please do not compress or otherwise encode 
the output. Just attach it as a straight text file so that it can be 
easily viewed. "


Problem reports:
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