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From Phillip Morelock <>
Subject Re: Installing/Configuring Tomcat 3.3.1
Date Sun, 02 Jun 2002 00:30:31 GMT
> SET JAVA_HOME=C:\JDK1.3.1_03

SET TOMCAT_HOME=C:\Where\You\Put\Tomcat

and to make it not "flash away quickly" I think you can start tomcat

you probably do 

tomcat.bat start

instead i think (could be wrong, don't have windows).


On 6/1/02 5:18 PM, "Alexis Michelle Goldstein" <> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am at my wit's end trying to configure Tomcat on my laptop.
> I've tried tomcat 3.3.1, Tomcat 4.0.3 and now 4.0.1 to no avail, each with
> their own problems.  The closest I've gotten is with 3.3.1, so I'm trying
> that again.  Previously, I'd been able to get the Tomcat server up and
> running, and my only problem was with my java comiler.  I (unreasonably)
> decided to start all over again with another version (the one my book
> walked me through).  Now I can't even start the server.  It begins for a
> few secods (in anoher msdos window that says "JAVA") and then shuts
> down almost immediately.  I can just barely read something that
> flashes across that appears to be "exception in 'main'"
> or some kind of exception.
> I've been following instructions first at:
> or
> now I'm using
> I've changed my memory settings to 4096, but still when I run startup,
> the new window opens up only for a few seconds before shutting down again.
> I also modified config.sys as follows
> I am using windows 98, have set autoexec.bat to read:
> SET JAVA_HOME=C:\JDK1.3.1_03
> and I appended my PATH to inlcude the last bit, as mcafee
> already has a PATH setting in my autoexec.bat:
> Obviously I have no clue what I'm doing so I'm just trying to follow
> instructions.  Are there settings I may have set for my attempts at
> installing previous version that need to be changed? I'm really at a loss
> and would appreciate any suggestions as to other user guides online or if
> anyone has any insights.
> Thanks,
> Alexis
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