Originally posted by Ben Souther: Have you CDed to CATALINA_HOME/bin before typing "./startup.sh"? Try typing "ls" just before calling "./startup.sh" to see if the file is there.
Originally posted by asirob civokviz: well you should make catalina.sh executable (if on *nix this is not done automatically). well if you got ClassNotFoundException then you sure did not set CLASSPATH correctly
Originally posted by vidhyasagar reddy: SEE TOMCAT 5.5 IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE JDK1.5 U HAVE TO INSTALL THE COMPATIBLITY PACKAGE FROM TOMCAT SITE THE FILE WILL END WITH ....COMPAT.GZ