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Can't get Arduino software installed
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Can't get Arduino software installed

by JimK on Tue May 13, 2008 12:46 am

I just received the Arduino Diecimilla Plus USB board that I purchased from Make magazine. I am trying to install the software I downloaded (arduino-0011-win.zip) on my Windows XP SP3 machine. After unzipping the file mentioned above, I double-clicked on the arduino.exe file.
First, I got an Open File - Security Warning dialog box asking me if it was OK to run arduino.exe. I selected run and a second Open File - Security Warning dialog box opened and asked me if it was OK to run the javaw.exe file. When I selected run, a Java Virtual Machine Launcher dialog opened with a fatal saying it could not find the Java 2 Runtime Environment. I went to the Sun website and downloaded the latest Java RTE (Version 6, Update 5). The install was successful and Java Web Start works properly.
Unfortunately, when I reran arduino.exe after a reboot, I still got the same error message.
How do I get the arduino install software to recognize the presence of the Java RTE? Another question I just thought of; Do I literally have to install Java 2 or will the newest version be backward compatable? If the tools are version locked, what exact version of Java is required and where do I find it?
Any help would be appreciated since I seem to be stuck at square 1.
Thanks
Jim
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by adafruit on Tue May 13, 2008 10:16 am

i would post to arduino.cc where the software-maintainers live

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by darus67 on Tue May 13, 2008 12:23 pm

Whats a Decimilla Plus??
"He's just this guy. You know?"
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Can't get Arduino software installed

by JimK on Tue May 13, 2008 1:17 pm

Maybe I need to step back and give you more detail.
1.) I downloaded arduino-0011-win.zip
2.) I extracted the contents to a temporary folder
3.) I could not find a setup file that would actually do the installation of the arduino tools, create the proper folders under Program Files, etc. From within the temporary folder, I tried to run arduino.exe, thinking this file might actually do the instillation.

It is at this point that I get the error message about no Java 2 RTE.
If this assumption is incorrect, how do I install the software from the temp folder?

Run.bat points to files and folders that do not exist in the Java file structure as installed from the Java website. Since the Arduino software isn't really installed, there is no Arduino file structure and hence, no Java subfolders.

for darus67, see:
http://www.makershed.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=43

for admin:
Where is arduino.cc? Is that a subgroup here or a completely different message board?

thanks
Jim
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by JimK on Tue May 13, 2008 1:31 pm

I found arduino.cc and posted there also
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PROBLEM SOLVED

by JimK on Tue May 13, 2008 1:41 pm

I found my problem! I had neglected th check the "Use Folder Names" box in WinZip. All of the files went into a single folder instead of recreating the Arduino file structure. Works now - thanks for your help.
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by darus67 on Tue May 13, 2008 1:58 pm

OK, You answered the question I asked. Problem is, I asked the wrong question.

I know what an Arduino Decimilla is. I own a couple of them.

I had never seen reference to a Decimilla PLUS before. I was wondering
that THAT is, relative to a Decimilla. From the picture and description,
no difference stands out that I can see.
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by franklin97355 on Tue May 13, 2008 4:16 pm

Arduino Diecimila PLUS USB Board, fully assembled.

(from the makezine site)

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by ignition on Tue May 13, 2008 5:14 pm

plus usb, i think that refers to the addition of usb, not that it's not any different or better. possibly at least.
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by darus67 on Tue May 13, 2008 5:54 pm

To my knowledge, ALL Decimilla boards have USB.
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by JimK on Tue May 13, 2008 6:23 pm

The reason I just pointed you to the website was that I don't know very much about this board. I just bought it to learn from and play with. I tend to agree that the "PLUS" refers to the inclusion of the USB port and not any additional functionality of the board. The fact that "PLUS" is all caps is misleading, I think.
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