Installing Java plugin

Asked by claychps

Hi all !
   Am a newbie running Ubuntu 7.10 off the Live CD and my wife wants to play her Pogo games which requires Java Runtime. I see I can get it from universal apps, but not sure which version I should download or if this is the route I am supposed to take. Any help would be great!!

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Max Schukin (schukin) said :

Open a terminal window by going to Applications => Accessories => Terminal and enter:
sudo apt-get install icedtea-java7-jre

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claychps (claychps) said :

  I finally got around to trying this and i got an error. Is it because I am using the LiveCD?
/usr/lib/jvm/java-7-icedtea/bin/java: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing icedtea-java7-bin (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 127
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Thanks for your help!

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Best Max Schukin (schukin) said :


I'm sorry, I didn't notice that you're using a Live CD. You can't install java in the Live CD :(

If you would like to try Ubuntu without creating a separate partition, you could use Wubi installation with Ubuntu 8.04 (you can download a beta at or wait till release on April 24th).

By using Wubi you can install and run Ubuntu from within Windows without creating a separate partition and without any risk of accidentally deleting your existing programs and files. It works by installing Ubuntu within a file stored on your Windows drive, and adding itself to the Windows boot.ini file to allow you to choose between Windows and Ubuntu at boot time.

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claychps (claychps) said :

Thank you Max, I will try that. Appreciate your time helping this Newbie !!


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Max Schukin (schukin) said :

You are welcome =)