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d silva

Joined: Dec 01, 2003
Posts: 3
I'm not sure this is the correct forum to post this problem, if its not understand that I'm lost as to where to post it.
Novice problem:
I downloaded the following file from the "Sun" web site today:
"j2sdk-1_4_2-nb-3_5_1-bin-windows". Its an .exe file. The size is less than 89 MB.
I have it in a directory on the E: drive that has 1.4 GB available. When I click on the file to open it I receive the following pop-up:
Error writing file= There may not be enough temporary disk space. Try using "-is:tempdir" to use a temporary directory on a partition with more disk space.
1) I would have thought that 1.4 GB would be enough to open almost any file.
2) I'm at a loss as where to write this.
Your time and help are greatly appreciated.
[ December 09, 2003: Message edited by: d silva ]
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
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I would think that 1.4 GB would be plenty of space for Sun's Java 2 SDK with NetBeans, which it appears you are trying to install.
Is it possible that the installation routine is actually attempting to use temporary space on a different partition? Perhaps on the primary Windows installation partition? How much free space is on that drive?
Otherwise, is it possible that your user account does not have permission to install the J2SDK? If that were the case, I'd expect you to be seeing a different error message - one that complains about account permissions.

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Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9059
Are you using some flavor of Windows? Or are you using Linux? The only time I ran into this was when I was using Linux.

Note that it doesn't say that there is no room for the application itself, but that there is not enough "temporary disk space", i.e. for the temporary files that are created during the installation proceedure.

If you are using Windows, type "set" at the command prompt. What is your "TEMP" environment variable set to? Is it on the E drive, the one with all the space?

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Adrian Yan
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Joined: Oct 02, 2000
Posts: 688
It's prolly you don't have enough disk space on your C: drive. Double check that. Also, I thought JDK is more than 89 MB, I havn't install java for awhile since I got them running for ages.
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