I've just downloaded and installed Cygwin on Windows 7. It seems to have installed successfully, with the
C:\Cygwin64 folder comprising 1.2GB of data when the installation folder I installed it from was just under 300MB. However, clicking the desktop shortcut opens
mintty.exe, which then displays the error:
Failed to run '/bin/bash': No such file or directory
This is despite the fact I installed all of the base files, of which
bash was supposedly part of - and even if it wasn't, the installer later showed it as a required package and installed it itself. So does anyone have any idea what's happening here? This might be my fourth attempt in the last day trying to get a successful install of Cygwin working; I'm starting to think I'm just not meant to have it.