try rebasing msys-1.0.dll.

For some reason it is based at 0x71000000 (or somewhere else equally stratospheric)  in the distribution.

I'm on Win2k sp4 and saw the same symptoms as you. I rebased msys-1.0.dll to 0x20000000 (using editbin) and then things seemed to work fine.

_andys


mingw-msys-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net wrote on 03/07/2006 15:42:12:

> Hi there.

> I know this problem has already been discussed  here, but I dind not
> find any help.

> Installing MSys, I get an error during the  postinstall:
> "C:\msys\1.0\postinstall>PATH  ..\bin;C:\PROGRA~1\Java\JRE15~1.
> 0_0\bin;"c:\MinGW\b

> in";"c:\msys\1.0\bin";C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:
> \WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;.

>  
>  
>
> C:\msys\1.0\postinstall>..\bin\sh.exe pi.sh

> AllocationBase 0x0,  BaseAddress 0x715B0000, RegionSize 0x150000,
> State  0x10000

> C:\msys\1.0\bin\sh.exe: *** Couldn't reserve space for cygwin's
> heap,  Win32 erro

> r 6
>  
> C:\msys\1.0\postinstall>pause
> Drücken Sie eine beliebige Taste . .  ."
>  
>  
>  
> Then, trying to use "make", I get:
> "Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
> (C) Copyright 1985-2001  Microsoft Corp.
>  
> C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\R. Pfeiffer>make
> AllocationBase 0x0,  BaseAddress 0x715B0000, RegionSize 0x150000,
> State  0x10000

> c:\msys\1.0\bin\make.exe: *** Couldn't reserve space for cygwin's  
> heap, Win32 er

> ror 6
>  
> C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\R. Pfeiffer>"
>  
> I hope anybody knows a bit help for me and I do not annoy you too much.  Thx.
>  
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