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RE: Installing Cygwin on XP laptop part of a domain
- From: "Billinghurst, David \(CALCRTS\)" <david dot billinghurst at comalco dot riotinto dot com dot au>
- To: "Jay NYC" <jaytech at mailcan dot com>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 13:58:12 +1000
- Subject: RE: Installing Cygwin on XP laptop part of a domain
> From: Jay NYC
> Can someone who has experience installing Cygwin on a WinXP
> desktop part of a Windows Domain let me know what to do?
You need to create /etc/passwd and /etc/group files using
mkpasswd and mkgroup.
The domain I am in has around 3000 groups and lots of users.
Enumerating all the users takes a while.
All I need to do is (something like):
mkgroup > /etc/group
mkpasswd -l > /etc/passwd
mkpasswd -d -u my_username >> /etc/passwd
The first mkpasswd adds the local accounts and the second
invocation adds my domain account. mkpasswd --help for
Then edit /etc/passwd and change your home directory a local
path - perhaps /home/username.
If you have multiple users you must ensure that they are all listed
in the passwd file.
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