Can not generate and sign new certicate using CYGwin and Opensll

I am getting an error message when I try to generate and sign a certificate I follow the instruction from: http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/1469

here the error message I am getting:
administrator@target ~
$ openssl ca -in server.csr
cygwin warning:
  MS-DOS style path detected: C:\OpenSSL\bin\openssl.cfg
  Preferred POSIX equivalent is: /cygdrive/c/OpenSSL/bin/openssl.cfg
  CYGWIN environment variable option "nodosfilewarning" turns off this warning.
  Consult the user's guide for more details about POSIX paths:
    http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#using-pathnames
Using configuration from C:\OpenSSL\bin\openssl.cfg
Enter pass phrase for c:/cygwin/etc/ssl//private/cakey.pem:
default is an unsupported message digest type
8508:error:02001002:system library:fopen:No such file or directory:bss_file.c:12
6:fopen('c:/cygwin/etc/ssl//CA/index.txt.attr','rb')
8508:error:2006D080:BIO routines:BIO_new_file:no such file:bss_file.c:129:
8508:error:0E078072:configuration file routines:DEF_LOAD:no such file:conf_def.c
:197:

Thank you for your help.
dbadouralyAsked:
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Dave HoweSoftware and Hardware EngineerCommented:
ok, that should work, although you shouldn't try using windows drive path constructs - the cygwin version is /cygdrive/c/ not c:/

that aside - I seriously wouldn't bother; all the functionality you need is available in a pretty gui tool from http://sourceforge.net/projects/xca which can generate a self-signed certificate or generate a root ca and sign a csr with everything point and click.
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dbadouralyAuthor Commented:
Thank you, that was very easy to implement.
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