From Anupama of Greenstone Team
DateTue Sep 9 16:30:50 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: [Fwd: GREENSTONE DIGITAL LIBRARY SOFTWARE]
In-Reply-To (48C58CAD-1090307-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi Philip,

Another developer Max has told me that he encountered a similar problem
whenever he tried to install Greenstone on a non-IBM windows machine.
His solution is to tell the InstallShield installer where your (Sun
version of the) java.exe executable file is located.

Max has just showed me what needs to be done. We are assuming that you
are trying to install Greenstone 2 (2.80).

Try following these steps:
1. When you try to install Greenstone 2.80, and the "a suitable JVM
could not be found" message appears, click OK.
2. Then a file browser dialog will open.
3. Navigate to the location of your version of Java and select
(double-click) the java.exe file, for instance:
C:Program FilesJavajre-1.x.xbinjava.exe (the one with the java icon).
4. Then the installer should be able to start, now that you've told it
where the java executable is.

Hopefully this issue should be fixed in the next release.

We hope the above will enable you to install Greenstone on your machine.

Good luck,

> -------- Original Message --------
> Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 14:05:32 +0300
> From: Philip Kitheka <kithekap@kenpoly.ac.ke>
> To: <davidb@cs.waikato.ac.nz>
> Dear sir,
> I am trying to setup greenstone digital library software on my machine
> but I am getting an error during setup stating that a suitable JVM could
> not be found. I have installed JRE 1.5 form sun but the software seems
> to check for JVM from IBM. I checked and found out that IBM?s JRE only
> works on IBM PCs. I am not using an IBM PC but I am interested in using
> greenstone on a non IBM PC running windows server 2003. Kindly assist me
> out of this problem.
> Regards,
> Philip M. Kitheka
> The Kenya Polytechnic University College
> P.O Box 52428 - 00200
> Nairobi.
> Phone: +254 (20) 315467/ 343672
> Cell: +254 723 875113
> Email: kithekap@kenpoly.ac.ke <mailto:kithekap@kenpoly.ac.ke>
> mpkitheka@yahoo.com <mailto:mpkitheka@yahoo.com>
> kithekap@hotmail.com <mailto:kithekap@hotmail.com>