Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am trying to install the latest Cygwin. Even when I accept almost all the settings default values, it fails to set up, saying:

can't open C:\cygwin/var/log/setup.log for writing

I run Windows XP SP2 Professional English and am the administrator (and choose the same account for Cygwin). Is that "/" pair in the path the reason for the problem and how do I fix it?

share|improve this question
    
What version of windows? are you selecting to run as administrator? In vista and 7, even if you are admin, they do not run installers with elevated permissions. –  MaQleod Sep 8 '11 at 22:43
add comment

1 Answer

Try deleting the Cygwin folder C:\cygwin and reinstall.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.