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Linze marin

Joined: Jul 23, 2004
Posts: 12
I am new to Java, and attempting to install it on a new laptop using windows 2000.

Hello, I am installing Java on a new laptop using windows 2000
I have been able to compile the "Hello World" program that I found on the
Java Ranch website.
I have included info that may be helpful. What do I need to do to get this working?

07/23/2004 01:21p 426 HelloWorld.class
07/23/2004 10:53a 150
07/23/2004 10:46a <DIR> test
2 File(s) 576 bytes
3 Dir(s) 16,717,602,816 bytes free

C:\java>java HelloWorld.
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: HelloWorld

C:\java>echo %classpath%
Robert Konigsberg
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 172
Did you type "java HelloWorld." or "java HelloWorld"? Note that one of them has a period. Get rid of the period and try again.

LMK how it works out.


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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
C:\java>echo %classpath%

[JAVA_HOME]\bin should be in your PATH, but not in your CLASSPATH. If you're not sure about the difference between these two variables, take a look at the "PATH and CLASSPATH" thread.

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Linze marin

Joined: Jul 23, 2004
Posts: 12
Thanks, setting the classpath to c:\java was all I needed.

This forum is great.

I agree. Here's the link:
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