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Unable to run Tomcat server[solved]

Raghavan Chockalingam
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Joined: Dec 20, 2005
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I have installed preconfigured Tomcat package 5.5.9 from and changed the directory name as Tomcat 5.5 under C: drive.

When I try to run the start.bat from install-dir/bin or using bin/catalina run from command prompt I get this long error message. Can any of you tell me how to solve this problem. I forgot to tell you that I have J2SDK 1.4.2 installed on my C: drive. I have also set two environment variables in Windows XP
1. JAVA_HOME c:\j2sdk1.4.2_08
2. TOMCAT_HOME c:\Tomcat 5.5

[ January 05, 2006: Message edited by: Raghavan Chockalingam ]

William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
Did you install the "compat" package that is required to run tomcat 5 with SDK 1.4?
As recommended in the coreservlets tutorial here.
Raghavan Chockalingam
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Joined: Dec 20, 2005
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Thanks for replying William, I have got a compatibility to be installed with jdk 1.4.2 but it is a zip file and I do not know where to extract it and that has not been mentioned in the tutorial itself.

In the meanwhile, I have installed j2se 1.5.0_09 and I have changed the Java_home system variable and I am now able to run Tomcat server and jsp files execute on it....
Ben Souther

Joined: Dec 11, 2004
Posts: 13410

Extract it from the same directory that were in when you extracted Tomcat.
It's got the same directory structure.

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Raghavan Chockalingam
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Thanks ben for replying, this problem has been posted long ago ...since there was no answer for a long time I had to install jdk 1.5.0 then and I am able to run Tomcat now...
kalpana rajendran

Joined: Jul 22, 2008
Posts: 3
hi ! i will tell you easiest way for solving this problem.. first , start the tomcat by using command prompt ..start->run->cmd-> (type) tomcat5.exe(if you are using tomcat5.5) press enter ,now your tomcat severe will run without showing coyote severe not started note:do not run the tomcat in usualway..
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