Tuesday, December 18, 2012

How to install CYGWin on Windows 7

To install the CYGWin environment follow these steps:
  1.     Download CYGWin installer from http://www.cygwin.com.
  2.     Run the downloaded file. You will see the window shown on the screenshots below
Step 1
 Step 2
 Step 3
 Step 4
 Step7 :- I ignored this for obvious reason
 Step8 : got a console like this , using the search box check if OPENSSH & OpenSSL are installed
 check for OpenSSL , it should be showing skip as below
make sure you select installing it

Similarly check for OpenSSH, by default it should be showing skip as below
make sure you select install for it

Step 9 :- Now click Next , it took 35-40 minutes to install on 512MBPS connection
How do i know if i installed CYGWin correctly ?
After you finish installation
1) File C:\cygwin\bin\cygwin1.dll should exist
2) Mount.exe should exist in same folder
3) From start menu you should be able to run CYGWin successfully
4) after launching the portal run "mount" command If the only output from the mount command is of the "noumount" variety then cygwin isn't installed in any meaningful way.


If you will not do step 8 correctly then you may see error like

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