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tomcat not starting

anubhav gupta

Joined: Jul 18, 2003
Posts: 2
i am new to the java environment and want to learn servlets.i installed tomcaton my machine as well as java 2 runtime environment.whenever i try to start tomcat it gives me this error:
Registry key 'Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\CurrentVersion'
has value '1.4', but '1.3' is required.
Error: could not find java.dll
Error: could not find Java 2 Runtime Environment.
plz help me out
William Brogden
Author and all-around good cowpoke

Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13027
Well, I guess the first questions are:
1. Which version of Tomcat - (please be exact)
2. Which version of Java, and did you just install the JRE or the full SDK?
Tomcat won't run with just the JRE because it needs to compile JSP and that takes the full SDK.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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