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Eclipse does not start due to not finding the JRE and javaw.exe [message #810885] Thu, 01 March 2012 11:41 Go to next message
Jan Hendrik Scheufen is currently offline Jan Hendrik Scheufen
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Starting Eclipse on a Windows7 64-bit laptop quits with the following error message:

Quote:

A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run Eclipse. No Java virtual machine was found after searching the following locations:
D:\Programs\Stardust\eclipse\jre\bin\javaw.exe
javaw.exe in your current PATH

[Updated on: Thu, 01 March 2012 11:43]

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Re: Eclipse does not start due to not finding the JRE and javaw.exe [message #810889 is a reply to message #810885] Thu, 01 March 2012 11:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thorsten Schlathölter is currently offline Thorsten Schlathölter
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Your question implies that you think that there is a JDK installed in that location:
D:\Programs\Stardust\eclipse\jre\bin\javaw.exe

But are you sure? Have you double checked that and have you tried to run that javaw.exe?
Re: Eclipse does not start due to not finding the JRE and javaw.exe [message #810893 is a reply to message #810885] Thu, 01 March 2012 11:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jan Hendrik Scheufen is currently offline Jan Hendrik Scheufen
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Please also see this article

www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/mv/msg/156521/493344/

The following points should be checked:


  • Make sure that you've downloaded the correct version of Eclipse (32bit vs. 64bit)
  • Try to change the "-vm" option in eclipse.ini to point to your local JVM instead of the one inside Eclipse

Re: Eclipse does not start due to not finding the JRE and javaw.exe [message #810896 is a reply to message #810889] Thu, 01 March 2012 11:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jan Hendrik Scheufen is currently offline Jan Hendrik Scheufen
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Thanks Thorsten,

we got it running by explicitly pointing to the local Java7 installation in the eclipse.ini.

Cheers,

Jan
Re: Eclipse does not start due to not finding the JRE and javaw.exe [message #985780 is a reply to message #810893] Fri, 16 November 2012 02:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anand C is currently offline Anand C
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Hi,

Can you pls let us know where exactly we can change the -vm path?

Can you copy paste the entire ini doc?

Thanks,
Anand
Re: Eclipse does not start due to not finding the JRE and javaw.exe [message #985868 is a reply to message #985780] Fri, 16 November 2012 08:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jan Hendrik Scheufen is currently offline Jan Hendrik Scheufen
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Hi Anand,

for your reference ... below is what my eclipse.ini looks like.
Please be aware that yours is not going to look exactly like this. The only thing I've changed, though, was to add the "-vm" parameter and configure more memory.

-startup
../../Common/plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.1.1.R36x_v20101122_1400.jar
--launcher.library
../../Common/plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.i18n.win32.win32.x86_64_4.2.0.v201201111650
-showsplash
C:\Infinity\Pulse\Common\plugins\org.eclipse.platform_3.6.2.v201102101200\splash.bmp
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize
296m
--launcher.defaultAction
openFile
-install
C:\Infinity\Pulse\Profiles\Eclipse3.6-Stardust7.0.x
-vm
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_27\bin

-configuration
C:\Infinity\Pulse\Profiles\Eclipse3.6-Stardust7.0.x\configuration
-vmargs
-Xms1024m
-Xmx1024m

[Updated on: Fri, 16 November 2012 08:58]

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Re: Eclipse does not start due to not finding the JRE and javaw.exe [message #1364763 is a reply to message #985868] Sun, 18 May 2014 13:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Pat Yniguez is currently offline Pat Yniguez
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I am having the same problem, but inside my eclipse folder, I have no 'jre' folder, and no eclipse.ini folder/program, so please help

Thanks,
Pat
Re: Eclipse does not start due to not finding the JRE and javaw.exe [message #1386180 is a reply to message #1364763] Sat, 14 June 2014 05:23 Go to previous message
Robert Emsbach is currently offline Robert Emsbach
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Pat, you should have an eclipse.ini in the root folder of your eclipse installation. If that is not the case then you should try to unzip again or download the whole eclipse zip again.

Best regards

Rob
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