Easy Java 8 installation, works on Live CD

Hi guys!

I spent some time trying to figure out safe and easy to setup environment for using NEM client.

It seems that official Oracle's Java site (http://www.java.com/en/download/) isn't very friendly for DEB-based Linux distros like Mint or Ubuntu, as it only offers *.tar.gz file and some vague instructions on how to download and unpack it, but falls short of explaining how to actually install and configure it.

So, after some searching I bumped into a really simple step-by-step guide:
which also seems to work nicely with recent Linux Mint 17 (v2) Live CD.

Just skip to "Install Oracle Java 8 (JDK8 and JRE8) in Ubuntu / Linux Mint" section and follow it from there. I also performed the step in "Setting Java environment variables", but don't know for sure if it's actually needed for NEM. There is no need to reboot the system to have a fully working Java 8 environment for NEM infrastructure.

I used standalone version of NEM client and managed to sync-up the wallet and create real account data without any problems after following the guide above on both 32-bit and 64-bit Mint 17 (v2) Live CD sessions. Hope this helps to alleviate some concerns within NEM community about difficulties with Java 8 not being default in most Linux distros just yet.


Thanks for the info.  :wink:

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My wife is using newest/updated Linux Mint (xfce) and there wasn't any trouble installing NEM monitor.
Here are the steps for getting everything working on that setup:

This is for installing java 8:
(Learned here: [url=http://youtu.be/GRlFFAvZO74]http://youtu.be/GRlFFAvZO74)

In command line punch this:

<br />sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java<br />sudo apt-get update<br />sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer<br /><br />java -version<br /><br />

NEM installation:

After that restart your Firefox and go to: http://bob.nem.ninja/webstart
And click on the bottom link to start nem client.

(you may need to allow the Java to run if promted by Firefox).

If you succeed with this - let us know and ask more questions/request testNEMs :slight_smile:

Have a nice day NEMber! :smiley:

EDIT: It even works better (no problems whatsoever, straight booting of the node…) and it is easier to setup than on Win7 :slight_smile:


this might have some other information to help