I installed the JDK 1.4.1-rc and later tried installing Java Web start. I followed the installation directions from the guide but was unsuccessful. Here is the error reported: -
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In order to use Java(tm) Web Start you must have a version of Java 2 standard edition
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Bad installation. Error invoking Java VM (execv): No such file or directory
I was successful in installing the Java Web start once but when I tried to launch,it went into an infinite loop trying to connect to my Xserver, forced me to reboot the machine (unable to kill it).
Name: gm110360 Date: 08/21/2002
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
J2SE version: java version "1.4.1-beta"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.1-beta-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.1-beta-b14, mixed mode)
FULL OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION : Microsoft Windows 2000
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
After installation of the SDK "1.4.1-beta" -which
automatically installes Java Web Start- I started Java Web
Start and the problem occurred.
At first I checked the file 'javaws.cfg'to see whether the
correct JRE could be found, because a message was
indicating that the correct JRE could not be found (" Java
(TM) Web Start 1.2-beta : Bad installation. No JRE found in
configuration file " and "Java(TM) Web Start 1.2-beta : Bad
installation. Error invoking Java VM (SysExec) "). I
Corrected the name-value pairs, values containing path alle
After that, started Java Web Start again and my machine
went down to reboot
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
1. Install SDK 1.4.1-beta, Java Web Start is automatically
installed as well;
2. Try to start Java Web Start the normal way (e.g. with
installation defaults). In my case this resulted in an
error (" Java(TM) Web Start 1.2-beta : Bad installation. No
JRE found in configuration file " and "Java(TM) Web Start
1.2-beta : Bad installation. Error invoking Java VM
3. Change 'javaws.cfg' file as to reflect the correct
location of the JRE;
4. Start Java Web Start again. In my case the result was a
core dump and full reboot;
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
Expected: Java Web Start Application Manager startup.
Actual result: blue system screen with one single memory
adress, after that automatic reboot
ERROR MESSAGES/STACK TRACES THAT OCCUR :
Java(TM) Web Start 1.2-beta : Bad installation. No JRE found in configuration
file, no stack trace;
Java(TM) Web Start 1.2-beta : Bad installation. Error invoking Java VM
(SysExec), no stack trace
This bug can be reproduced always.
CUSTOMER WORKAROUND :
I have uninstalled Java Web Start for the moment.
(Review ID: 160764)