How to get your cluster computer account set up in Friend 016/017 for the first time
If you arrived here because your laptop just crashed mid-exam:
Don't panic! We won't count the set-up time against you if your laptop failed mid-exam and you just moved here.
- In case of trouble following any of the steps below, tell a preceptor/proctor.
- If you've never done it before, Enable your Unix account. Follow the instructions on this OIT page.
- Use your user account folder (or a subfolder thereof) so your work is permanently saved.
- On Windows, this should automatically appear as the H:\ drive.
- On OSX, this should be the ~ folder (it is an alias for your user folder in a samba share).
- In case of trouble see the full instructions here.
- Download whichever of the following you want:
place them in your user account folder (or whatever subdirectory you're using to write and compile your code). Installing all of stdlib.jar is not necessary for exams and may be time-consuming.
- To access the tools:
- In OSX, use the Spotlight to find Terminal and DrJava.
- In Windows,
- Click on the Start Menu and type cmd to get the Command Prompt. Note that in the Command Prompt you need to type "H:" first to navigate from the C drive to the H drive.
- New for this term, DrJava is now located on the S: drive. To open it,
- Click on the start menu icon in bottom-left
- Click on "Computer"
- Click on Cluster Software (S:)
- Enter the DrJava subfolder and run the executable therein
- Alternatively, you can run S:\DrJava\drjava-stable-(etc).exe directly
- Check that everything works. Here's a short test program: Test.java.
- Important for exams:
If you arrived here because your laptop just crashed mid-exam, once
everything looks good, tell the proctor/preceptor that you're ready to start work, so we can measure a total working time of 90 minutes for you.