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installation [message #1156375] Sat, 26 October 2013 14:06 Go to next message
mimlet lioz is currently offline mimlet liozFriend
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Registered: October 2013
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Hi,
I'd like to discovered Eclipse but I didn't manage to install it.
I follow this documentation
https://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse/Installation

but once I launch eclipse.exe I've this error
A JDE or JDK must be avaible to run Eclipse. No JVM was found after searching the following location : c:\program files (x86)\eclipse\jre\bin\javaw.exe
javaw.exe in your current path.


I'd like to say to Eclipse : that's normal, my JRE is at that path :
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7

what's the solution ?

I downloaded the "Eclipse Standard 4.3.1" & I'm on Win7

thank you
Re: installation [message #1156597 is a reply to message #1156375] Sat, 26 October 2013 17:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
Messages: 3798
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Senior Member

On 10/26/2013 11:28 AM, mimlet lioz wrote:
> Hi, I'd like to discovered Eclipse but I didn't manage to install it. I
> follow this documentation https://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse/Installation
>
> but once I launch eclipse.exe I've this error A JDE or JDK must be
> avaible to run Eclipse. No JVM was found after searching the following
> location : c:\program files (x86)\eclipse\jre\bin\javaw.exe
> javaw.exe in your current path.
> I'd like to say to Eclipse : that's normal, my JRE is at that path :
> C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7
>
> what's the solution ?
> I downloaded the "Eclipse Standard 4.3.1" & I'm on Win7
>
> thank you

Put this option before the -vmargs on two lines just as shown here:

-vm
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe

Also, unless you've downloaded a 32-bit Eclipse, you'll want to get a
64-bit JRE to use.
Re: installation [message #1161845 is a reply to message #1156597] Wed, 30 October 2013 02:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
robert rios is currently offline robert riosFriend
Messages: 2
Registered: October 2013
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Hello Russell,
I don't know what info. you are needing but I am having the same problem i'm running windows 7 64 bit I downloaded the standard eclipse to my desktop and I downloaded jre-7u45 to desktop and jdk7u45 to desktop. But when I try to run eclipse.exe from desktop folder I get this message:
A JDE or JDK must be
avaliable to run Eclipce. No JVM was found after searching the following
locations c:\users\robert\desktop\eclipse\jre\bin\java.exe
java.exe in your current path

What is weird when I search for eclipse on my c drive and hit the eclipse.exe the programs loads but not from my desktop?

I read your response to the post but can you please explain the answer in steps I don't know exactly what I should do when you said something about putting -vm before the two lines statement where and how do I do that....thanks
Re: installation [message #1162010 is a reply to message #1161845] Wed, 30 October 2013 05:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
Messages: 3798
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
Senior Member

On 10/29/2013 08:39 PM, robert rios wrote:
> Hello Russell,
> I don't know what info. you are needing but I am having the same problem
> i'm running windows 7 64 bit I downloaded the standard eclipse to my
> desktop and I downloaded jre-7u45 to desktop and jdk7u45 to desktop.
> But when I try to run eclipse.exe from desktop folder I get this message:
> A JDE or JDK must be
> avaliable to run Eclipce. No JVM was found after searching the following
> locations c:\users\robert\desktop\eclipse\jre\bin\java.exe
> java.exe in your current path
>
> What is weird when I search for eclipse on my c drive and hit the
> eclipse.exe the programs loads but not from my desktop?
>
> I read your response to the post but can you please explain the answer
> in steps I don't know exactly what I should do when you said something
> about putting -vm before the two lines statement where and how do I do
> that....thanks

There used to be a simple, useful page in eclipsipedia, but it's now
gone. This page explained, for three platforms, how to specify where
your JRE is in the file eclipse.ini. Unfortunately I overlooked that I
had not mentioned the name of that file in my response. Usually, I just
posted the link for the answer.

I guess Eclipse no longer wants us to touch eclipse.ini. Too bad there's
not doc on why. Still, it works. As an example, here's my own
eclipse.ini (but it's for Linux):

-startup
plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.v20130327-1440.jar
--launcher.library
plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_64_1.1.200.v20130521-0416
-product
org.eclipse.epp.package.jee.product
--launcher.defaultAction
openFile
-showsplash
org.eclipse.platform
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize
256m
--launcher.defaultAction
openFile
--launcher.appendVmargs
-vm
/home/russ/dev/jdk1.7.0_25/bin/java
-vmargs
-Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.6
-XX:MaxPermSize=256m
-Xms40m
-Xmx512m
Re: installation [message #1162631 is a reply to message #1162010] Wed, 30 October 2013 14:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Wegener is currently offline David WegenerFriend
Messages: 1441
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
The sticky post at the top of the forum about getting eclipse to run has a link to a page describing how to configure the eclipse.ini file. The link still works and has sections for Windows, Linux, and Mac.
Re: installation [message #1163025 is a reply to message #1156375] Wed, 30 October 2013 19:47 Go to previous message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
Messages: 3994
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

YOu have a 64-bit OS and what I'm guessing is a 64-bit Eclipse download, but only a 32-bit Java installation. The simplest thing to do is to get the corresponding 32-bit Eclipse download and use that.

Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform
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