Run and install Cygwin on Windows 7 ultimate

by Eddy on

Cygwin provides Unix-like environment with X-Windows and command line interface on Windows Vista,XP.Recently i have installed Windows 7 ultimate beta release on my old Dell laptop. Since i am command liner i decided to install Cywgin on my Windows 7 machine.

Cygwin install on Windows 7 Ultimate:

1. From Windows 7 Ultimate launch internet explorer and go to Cygwin website.

2.Start Cygwin setup by clicking on “install or update now“.Windows 7 will give you security warning message saying “File Download – Security Warning”

Do you want to run or save this file ?

Windows 7 will give you User Account Control warning message when you Click on Run.

Do you want to allow following program from an unknown Publisher to make change son this computer.

3.Click on Run to proceed with Cygwin install, under download Source in Cygwin setup select “install from Internet. Select one of the mirror ftp site to start the cygwin download on Windows 7.

4.At the end of Setup ? select create icon on desktop

I am amazed with the Cygwin install on Windows 7, i thought i am going to see tons of errors but i didn’t receive any error. To get things cooking click on Cygwin desktop Shortcut and enjoy running your favorite command ….guess what … ls or ls -la . This will test if you can locate all your UNIX/Linux command utlities binaries on your Windows 7 Cygwin platform

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sss September 17, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Did you try using xterm, xwin or x-server? I found a lot of trouble using the x-terminal. I would love to read how to troubleshoot using the x-terminal.

saif September 18, 2009 at 3:09 PM

Yes .. i install the X-server and you should be good to go . I haven’t seen any issues with Cygwin X-Server running on Windows Vista and Windows 7, actually Cygwin X-server runs much better on Windows 7 than vista – performance is great !

AlexJB December 28, 2009 at 11:10 AM

I’m also having trouble with the cygwin x-server :( regular bash shell is OK, but not X. Admittedly, I had some hiccups during install, so I’ll be re-installing those components and trying again…

Ram October 13, 2010 at 8:17 AM

. I am getting below error during Compilation. Can anyone give solution please.

Compiling ../10G_ShpApp/Target/C501/UI/WindowSet/_WsTextEntry.c
4 [main] ? (5520) C:\Utils\Cygwin\bin\sh.exe: *** fatal error – couldn’t allocate heap, Win32 error 0, base 0x5E0000, top 0×610000,reserve_size 192512, allocsize 196608, page_const 4096
1 [main] sh 2352 child_copy: stack write copy failed, 0x22E8B0..0×230000, done 0, windows pid 2287588, Win32 error 5
:/Utils/Cygwin/bin/sh: fork: No error
ake[1]: *** [../TargetBin/QchanKrumm/Shp/Objects/_WsTextEntry.o] Error 128
ake[1]: Leaving directory `/cygdrive/e/Nagashima/KRUMM/10G_ShpTarget’
ake: *** [GWES] Error 2
rror : 2

I am using “1.5.19, 2006-01-18 11:15 i686” Cygwin Version .

Rudolf November 16, 2010 at 7:02 AM

After installation of cygwin I get error messages that the version is not compatible with x64.
Does anyone have a solution for that?

Annonomoys April 28, 2011 at 8:43 AM

cygwin1.dll is not found in my Windows 7 ultimate. how can i recover this???

Ray July 26, 2011 at 6:17 AM

I tried installing Cygwin but I always get an empty list of Available Sites to dwnload from. All the mirror sites do not work when I enter them manually, help.

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