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Learning Lab

ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
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Install ColdFusion MX on Red Hat Linux

  1. From the KDE control panel, click the Shell icon located at bottom of the KDE window, third from the left (above the VPC toolbar).

  2. The Konsole window opens and a command line prompt is displayed--this is similar to the Mac OS X Terminal window. To see where our Dropbox Drive is located, enter:

    fdisk -l

    The resulting display will show our Dropbox disk is on device hdb1

  3. Next, we need to create a directory where we can mount the Dropbox. Enter:

    mkdir dropbox
    mount /dev/hdb1 dropbox
    ls -l dropbox

    The resulting display shows that our Dropbox contains one file, named: cfmxdnld.bin--the ColdFusion download file.

  4. We need to change permissions and execute the file. Enter:

    chmod 777 dropbox/cfmxdnld.bin

    The installation process starts and we see instructions for customization. To continue, hit Enter.

  5. Multiple pages of the license agreement will display. Hit Enter after each, to proceed to the next.

  6. When asked if you accept the license agreement, enter:

  7. When asked if there is a version of ColdFusion already installed, enter:

  8. When asked for a serial number, enter:

  9. When asked where you would like to install ColdFusion MX, hit enter to accept the default:

  10. When asked to select a Web server, hit enter to accept the default.

    Internal (Port-Based) Web Server
  11. When asked for a runtime user, enter the username we created during Linux installation:

  12. When asked for an Administrator Password, enter the same password you used when you set up the cfmx user during the Linux installation.

  13. When asked for an RDS Password, enter the same password you used when you set up the cfmx user during the Linux installation.

  14. When asked if you would like to install the Documentation and Example Applications, enter:

  15. When asked if you would like ColdFusion to start at System Boot, enter:

  16. A Pre-Installation Summary is displayed. Review this for correctness. Hit back to return to any prior questions that need changing. When everything is correct, hit the Enter key to start the install.

  17. A progress bar is displayed, and the installation proceeds rather rapidly until it gets to the last mark -- this is where the bulk of the installation will be done.

    Author's Note: The installation process could take from 2 to 24 hours depending on the speed of your computer. To confirm that the installation is not hung up, watch the small hard disk icon at the bottom left of the VPC window. A little red light will periodically blink with disk activity. While this may seem like a long time for an installation, consider this: ColdFusion MX is completely self-contained and is installing everything it needs:

    • Java Virtual Machine/Java Runtime Environment (JVM/JRE)
    • JRun Application Server
    • Default Web Server
    • ColdFusion Web Application Server
    • PointBase Database Server
    • Example Programs, Databases, and Documentation

    All on an emulated Linux machine.

  18. Finally, the message appears saying that ColdFusion MX is now installed. Hit Enter to exit installation.

    Author's Note: At this point, you could run CFMX. Depending on your computer, the results could be unsatisfactory due to timing issues with emulating such a robust system. Our time will be better spent porting the installation to Mac OS X.

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