# Installation problem

shanku
Greenhorn
Posts: 2
Hi,
I installed jdk1.3. I set the path variable c:\jdk1.3\bin;c:\jdk1.3\lib. I'm able to compile programs using 'javac' but not able to run programs using 'java' command. It gives the following error "Error occurred during initialization of VM java/lang/NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/object". If i type the entire path c:\jdk1.3\bin\java, it runs. Please let me know what the problem is.
with thanks,
Shankar

Eric Edwards
Ranch Hand
Posts: 60
Originally posted by shanku:
Hi,
I installed jdk1.3. I set the path variable c:\jdk1.3\bin;c:\jdk1.3\lib. I'm able to compile programs using 'javac' but not able to run programs using 'java' command. It gives the following error "Error occurred during initialization of VM java/lang/NoClassDefFoundError: java/lang/object". If i type the entire path c:\jdk1.3\bin\java, it runs. Please let me know what the problem is.
with thanks,
Shankar

When you type: SET CLASSPATH=.;C
you MUST, and this is very important, put a period "." before the ";" and then type your path in AutoExec.bat. So, after the = sign type a period, then a ;, then your path.
That should work.

shanku
Greenhorn
Posts: 2
Eric:
Thanks and that helped.
shankar