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Java LiveCD

Posted by claudio on June 25, 2006 at 10:38 PM PDT

How much time do you need to assemble and configure a usable java development environment with the regular tools a java developer needs to start coding ? Well, you can cut some time here, by using a Linux LiveCD with Java Tools, just boot it up and your initial java environment is ready to the first javac.

This LiveCD is very useful when:

That is the basic spec:

  • Debian based
  • 2.6.16 kernel
  • XFCE 4
  • JDK 5
  • NetBeans 5
  • Tomcat 5.5
  • ArgoUML
  • MySQL (tools and server)
  • Apache Http
  • Firefox
  • OpenOffice 2.0.2
  • Planner

This great work was done by Claudio Ferreira Filho (en|pt), leader of BrOffice (OpenOffice Brasil). Thanks Claudio.

Some tips to use this LiveCD:

  • There is a debian user, with a blank password
  • Networking is DHCP based

To configure the networking settings manually. Suppose the networking settings are:

Ethernet interface: eth0

1. Configure the IP

sudo ifconfig eth0

2. DNS

sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf

and replace everything by this:


3. Gateway

sudo /sbin/route add default gw

** eth0 is the first ethernet interface, like the "Local Connection" in windows terminology

You can download it from:

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