mkdir: cannot create directory `/cygdrive/f': No such file or directory Copying skeleton files. These files are for the user to personalise their cygwin experience. These will never be overwritten. /usr/bin/install: cannot create directory /cygdrive/f: No such file or directory /usr/bin/install: cannot create directory /cygdrive/f: No such file or directory /usr/bin/install: cannot create directory /cygdrive/f: No such file or directory bash: cd: /cygdrive/f: No such file or directory Your group name is currently "mkgroup_l_d". This indicates that not all domain users and groups are listed in the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files. See the man pages for mkpasswd and mkgroup then, for example, run mkpasswd -l -d > /etc/passwd mkgroup -l -d > /etc/group This message is only displayed once (unless you recreate /etc/group) and can be safely ignored. cp: cannot create regular file `/cygdrive/f/group.mkgroup_l_d': No such file or directorySo, I must have got something set up incorrectly. Looking at the environment variables I see:
$ set ...lots of stuff HOME=/cygdrive/f ...more stuffSo where is HOME set? The work laptop is running Vista and I'm farily new to it. Looked in Control Panel >> System >> Advanced System Settings >> Environment Variables, but there was no reference to HOME. Next stop was Google, obviously. It told me to edit /etc/passwd. Sure enough there was a setting against my username for /cygdrive/f. I changed it to /cygdrive/c/dave and it all worked great.