Cygwin shell not coming up


 
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Cygwin shell not coming up

Hi,
I installed Cygwin y'day on Win XP SP2.
The install went fine but when I clicked on Cygwin's shortcut to invoke its shell, it didn't come up.....was just opening for a fraction of second and then closed.
Can anyone please advise?

Regards
er_ashu
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Originally Posted by er_ashu
Can anyone please advise?
Same thing happened to me, I just installed it a couple of days ago.

It was looking for bash in /cygwin/bin which was not there.

I deleted it all and reinstalled.

Did you install as administrator or normal user?
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Originally Posted by porter
Same thing happened to me, I just installed it a couple of days ago.

It was looking for bash in /cygwin/bin which was not there.

I deleted it all and reinstalled.

Did you install as administrator or normal user?
Hi,
I deleted it but not able to reinstall.
It's giving "An error has occurred".

I installed it as an administrator.

Regards
er_ashu
# 4  
do following:
start -> run -> cmd then press enter. command prompt will come up.
then drag the cygwin bash shell shortcut from start menu to command prompt window with your mouse, press enter, and find out what it tells you :-) defentely some error will come up. copy it to next reply, maybe someone 'll be able to answer
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Originally Posted by hachik
do following:
start -> run -> cmd then press enter. command prompt will come up.
then drag the cygwin bash shell shortcut from start menu to command prompt window with your mouse, press enter, and find out what it tells you :-) defentely some error will come up. copy it to next reply, maybe someone 'll be able to answer
hey thanks for the info......
i did tht and got this error message:

C:\>'bash' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Please advise.
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The first time I installed I actually selected something, this was the failed installation.

The second time I didn't touch any of the selected packages and just let it install what it wanted.
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Originally Posted by porter
The first time I installed I actually selected something, this was the failed installation.

The second time I didn't touch any of the selected packages and just let it install what it wanted.
Thanks a lot for your help.
The problem was that the 'bash' component was not able to get fully downloaded from the chosen mirror , so it was not able to get installed properly.
Then, I chose another mirror and downloaded 'bash' and installed it.
Now the shell is coming.

Cheers..

Regards
er_ashu
 

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