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Re: Installing Cygwin on XP laptop part of a domain
Billinghurst, David (CALCRTS) wrote:
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.
There's a flag for 'mkpasswd' that let's you specify the home
directory you want directly. Sorry, don't recall what it is
off-hand and don't have access to it to look right now.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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