cygwin I'm getting the following error
unable to get setup.ini
What is the reason?
I'm newly studying Unix. So Please guide me in this.
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I think you just need go to [http://www.cygwin.com/] to download the latest setup.exe file. actually, the error msg tells you that it can not find the setup.ini file, yes, the setup file changed the location.
setup.exe installer lets you select one of several dozen download locations (mirrors). The
setup.ini file is downloaded from the mirror you select. If that fails, the first thing I'd try is to pick a different mirror.
It's also possible that you need to change the proxy settings (direct connection vs. IE proxy settings), as others have mentioned.
What is the URL that follows that message ? Is there any ?
Doing a quick search on google I found that broken URLs causes that message.
See, for instance: http://prc-tools.sourceforge.net/install/cygwin.html
If you get the error message Unable to get setup.ini from http://prc-tools[...], check the URL you added and add it again if necessary. Most people who have encountered this message have eventually found that it was caused by a mere typo, such as the addition of a trailing space to the URL.)
Try to download the URL directly in a browser. If you get 404 error, then you found the problem, and you should pickup another mirror download site on cygwin.
Also, I would really recommend installing Ubuntu sideways with Windows, if you're going to really study *nix systems.