Could not create directory '/home/ME/.ssh'.Once I enter 'yes', I get the following:
The authenticity of host 'xxx.yyy.zzz.ca (1xx.82.67.xx)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 6c:59:15:64:ed:c8:67:35:d6:ed:1c:a2:ee:87:2b:3f.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
Failed to add the host to the list of known hosts (/home/ME/.ssh/known_hosts).
So that message occurs every single time that I attempt to login to the remote machine.
So the question is, how do I solve this problem? The solution was actually quite simple!
First locate the file called 'passwd' in your C:\path\to\cygwin\etc directory and open it with wordpad.
Second, replace the text
/cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/YOUR_NAME
Finally, save the file.
In hindsight, the solution is very straightforward, but it took me hours to finally figure out. Hopefully, I can save your time!