Normally, installing the JDS is easy using the CDs included with your original JDS installation media. We assume that you have the media and plan to use this method. Essentially, you can use the same steps to upgrade JDS to a later version from CD-ROM images that you can download or purchase from Sun.
If you plan on installing JDS from a server set up by your organization, the material in this appendix probably does not pertain to you.
The Java Desktop System comes with documentation that can help you install the system. This information is on the Documentation CD that accompanies your JDS Media. At the time of this writing, you can find the installation guide under the path cdrom/en/Java-Desktop-System-R2/java-desktop-system-r2-documentation.html. This appendix contains information similar to what you can find in Sun’s Documentation. In the event you do not have the ability to access the documentation, you can use the information contained here to install your system—but it is subject to change.
We also provide some explanations of the installation process not found on the Sun Documentation CD and some suggestions about what to do if you run into problems. Let’s begin by looking at the requirements for using JDS.
To successfully install JDS, you are required to have a personal computer (PC) that meets certain modest hardware resources. Sun Microsystems provides both a minimum supported configuration and a recommended one. The minimum ...