I installed tomcat 5.0.8 in windows 2000 and jdk 1.5. I had set the classpath, path and java_home in the enviornmrnt variables.
set PATH=E:\Ant\Jdk1.5\bin;%PATH% set JAVA_HOME=E:\Ant\Jdk1.5 set CLASSPATH=.;E:\Ant\Tomcat5.0\common\lib\servlet-api.jar;E:\Ant\Tomcat5.0\common\lib\jsp-api.jar;E:\Ant\Servlets+JSP;..;..\..;E:\Ant\jakarta-struts-1.2.4\lib\struts.jar
Once I had started the tomcat, one screen appears and some text has been scrolled down and vanished.
in that screen the below is the last line in it: at org.apache.catalina.Bootstrap.start(Bootstrap.java:287) at org.apache.catalina.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:287)