[greenstone-users] Re: [greenstone-devel] help me install Greenstone

From Anupama of Greenstone Team
DateThu Jul 31 11:23:56 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: [greenstone-devel] help me install Greenstone
In-Reply-To (887746-48942-qm-web28103-mail-ukl-yahoo-com)
Hello Le Ngoc Diep,

Although I have never encountered such a problem as yours, I have talked
to two other people here (Oran and Max) and together with a lot of help
from them, we thought you may have some better luck trying the following
solution.

The explanation/solution that you found on the internet for the error
message talks about Windows UNC paths and mapping network drives.
Max tells me that he had often encountered that problem when trying to
install various other software on his PC.

UNC paths turn out to be of the form \servervolumefile
which tends to pose a problem during installation.
By "mapping a network drive" you will get a more recognisable path for
the same (of the form Drive:path ofolderfile) which will not cause
such problems.

You are working over a network which means you are dealing with client
and server machines. In order to share a folder and map it as a network
drive, you need to have admin rights on both the client and server
machines (the actual machine where the program will be installed, which
will be somewhere on the network; and presumably the machine where you
run the installation wizard from). Note however that none of us have
tried this procedure for the particular problem of installing Greenstone
2 over a network. For one thing, we don't have admin rights on the
'client' or 'server' machines here.

1. I think you do this on the client machine: Share the folder or drive
where the program will be installed.

a. One way of doing this is to rightclick on the installation folder and
choose Properties. In the dialog that displays there will be a tab
labelled "Share". Use it to share the folder.

b. Another way to share a folder or drive is to "set up a home or small
office network" which you can do from Windows' My Network Places. You
will have to look it up in Windows help how to do this, because I'd done
it once long, long ago and forgotten all about it. All I remember is
that when you open Windows Explorer and choose to explore My Network
Places, there are links on the left. One of them is labelled "set up a
home or small office network" or something of that nature. You click on
that and go through the wizard. It will ask you the name of your
computer/machine (your hostname) and at some point ask you what
Workgroup it belongs in. Either you already know of an existing
Workgroup or you create a new one. Please refer to Windows Help for this.

Now your shared folder will be visible when choosing what location to
map into a network drive for step 2.

2. On the server machine: Open up "Windows Explorer", the Windows file
browser. One of the ways to launch it is by simultaneously pressing the
'E' key on your keyboard and the Windows key (the key located between
the Ctrl and Alt button). Once Windows Explorer is launched, go to the
Tools menu and choose Map Network Drive. In the Drive box it will have
selected a Drive Letter that is available and hasn't been mapped yet.
Leave that as it is. Then in the Folder field, either
- type \YourMachineNameTheSharedFolderName
where YourMachineName is your hostname.
- OR click browse and browse My Network Places > Entire Network >
Microsoft Windows Network > [the name of the Workgroup you chose] > ...
> the folder you shared.

If you've mapped the folder successfully to a network drive, it will
appear in the folder-view (on the left) of Windows Explorer where it
will be visible as a path on a new Drive.

3. Now try the greenstone installation again,

I really hope this helps, especially since this all theory as I have not
had a chance to try it myself and confirm beforehand for you whether it
will absolutely work or not.

Good luck and regards,
Anupama


Le Ngoc Diep wrote:
> Hi, Anupama
>
>
>
> Thank you for your reply !
>
>
>
> I downloaded to follow your link (2.80) and tried install but did not
> success.
> I found mistake on Internet and found the guided below:
>
>
> You get a wizard.inf error when trying to install over a network
>
> * *Scenario: *You get the following wizard.inf error when trying to
> install over the network on Windows:
>
> □ The wizard cannot continue because of the following error:
>
> could not load wizard specified in /wizard.inf (104)
>
> * *Explanation: *This error occurs because the IBM Runtime
> Environment for Java cannot resolve Windows UNC paths.
> * *Solution: *To install over the network you need to map the
> network drive to enable the IBM Runtime Environment for Java to
> find the setup.jar file, which contains the wizard.inf file.
>
>
> but I do not understand and not how way to do?
> please help me!
>
> Regards,
> Le Ngoc Diep
>
> Le Ngoc Diep wrote:
> > Hi,
> > i have some problems when installing Greenstone.
> > i use window XP version 2002, service pack 2, with IBM -Lenovo
> T2370, 3000, G410 laptop. when i set up Greenstone gsdl-2.74-win32.exe
> version,
> > the display appeared an message:
> >
> > □ The wizard cannot continue because of the following error:
> could not load wizard specified in /wizard.inf (104)
> >
> >
> >
> > Please show me how to repair this mistake setup Greenstone.
> >
> > thank you very much!
> >
> > Mr. Le Ngoc Diep
> >
> >
> >
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