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Installation trouble [message #1823003] Tue, 17 March 2020 23:34 Go to next message
Stephanie Strom is currently offline Stephanie StromFriend
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I am new to all of this and preparing for a class. I installed JDK 14. When I try to run the Eclipse installer I get "Alert: Failed to create the Java Virtual Machine". I am on macOS 10.15.3 Any assistance is appreciated!
Re: Installation trouble [message #1823005 is a reply to message #1823003] Wed, 18 March 2020 03:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Hardcastle3 is currently offline Eric Hardcastle3Friend
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I have the exact same error message with MacOS 10.14.5. Suggestions anyone? Would sure appreciate any advice...Thanks.
Re: Installation trouble [message #1823007 is a reply to message #1823005] Wed, 18 March 2020 05:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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I suspect perhaps this is similar to this bug:

https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=559482

But looking at the downloads of the JDKs, I don't see there are duplicate library issues.

You can also try to download a package from here:

https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/

But that's likely to fail starting in the same way for the same reason, but it's worth a try. Please let us know if that works or fails.
Re: Installation trouble [message #1823058 is a reply to message #1823007] Thu, 19 March 2020 01:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shubham Shubham is currently offline Shubham ShubhamFriend
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I tried to re-install the eclipse. But its again showing the same alert message.
Re: Installation trouble [message #1823060 is a reply to message #1823058] Thu, 19 March 2020 02:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
K H is currently offline K HFriend
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I am in the same spot. I have a brand new MacBook Pro that I installed jre-8u241-macosx-x64.dmg on. I am looking to do C/C++ development so I am trying to use the eclipse-cpp-2020-03-R-macosx-cocoa-incubation-x86_64.dmg file to install. During the installation, I am getting the Alert, "Failed to create the Java Virtual Machine". I have been on the forums and they are showing how one can configure the unzipped version of Eclipse so it can find the VM but I cannot find anything but a .dmg to download. What do I need to do in order to get past this Alert?

Thanks in Advance!
Re: Installation trouble [message #1823061 is a reply to message #1823058] Thu, 19 March 2020 02:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
K H is currently offline K HFriend
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I figured out my issue. I had originally installed the latest jdk-14 and then had installed jdk-8u. The issue was that I did not uninstall jdk-14. I think uninstalled everything and tested jdk-14. That had the same issue. I uninstalled that and reinstalled jdk-8u and it worked. Don't use jdk-14!
Re: Installation trouble [message #1823104 is a reply to message #1823061] Thu, 19 March 2020 14:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Georges Sysaath is currently offline Georges SysaathFriend
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I had the exact same problem and what K H did did resolve my problem!
Re: Installation trouble [message #1823109 is a reply to message #1823104] Thu, 19 March 2020 14:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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The issue is tracked by https://github.com/AdoptOpenJDK/openjdk-support/issues/52 and apparently affects 11 and 14.
Re: Installation trouble [message #1823113 is a reply to message #1823109] Thu, 19 March 2020 15:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephanie Strom is currently offline Stephanie StromFriend
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I uninstalled jdk-14 and installed jdk-8u and it works! Thank you!
Re: Installation trouble [message #1823213 is a reply to message #1823113] Mon, 23 March 2020 02:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paun Miller is currently offline Paun MillerFriend
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Thanks a ton, Stephanie. It works for me.
Re: Installation trouble [message #1823448 is a reply to message #1823213] Thu, 26 March 2020 19:43 Go to previous message
Hamilton Hardy is currently offline Hamilton HardyFriend
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Thanks!!
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