Bug #37420 Fails to start because JRE 5 update 8 is not installed. But it is installed
Submitted: 16 Jun 2008 3:04 Modified: 4 Oct 2013 19:52
Reporter: Peter Jackson Email Updates:
Status: Unsupported Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Migration Toolkit Severity:S1 (Critical)
Version:1.1.12 OS:Windows (Windows XP)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: jre 5

[16 Jun 2008 3:04] Peter Jackson
"An error occured during the intialization of the runtime system. Please make sure you have the Java RuntimeEnvironment (JRE) 5.0 update 8 installed."

I removed version 6 from my machine and installed version 5 update 8 thinking this would be the workaround but I get the same error.

At the command prompt, I type 'java -version' and get the following:
java version "1.5.0_08"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_08-b03>
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_08-b03, mixed mode, sharing>

How to repeat:
Launch MySQL Migration Toolkit
[16 Jun 2008 6:52] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for a problem report. Similar version, 1.5.0_06, works OK for me. Can you try to re-install Migration Toolkit and check if this will help?
[17 Jun 2008 16:25] Peter Jackson
I have reinstalled the toolkit using all the defaults, including "complete" installation. I have rebooted my machine. The same problem occurs. 

I tried from the command line running mysqlmigrationtool -jvm "c:\program files\java\jre1.5.0_08\bin\client\jvm.dll" but that didn't help.
[20 Jun 2008 19:59] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the report.

This looks like bug #37470 for me. Do you run 64-bit Windows too?
[2 Jul 2008 17:21] MySQL Verification Team
Bug http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=37470 has been marked as duplicate of this one.
[20 Jul 2008 23:00] Bugs System
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a month, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
[23 Sep 2013 9:46] Marwin Macalanda
This will work if you uninstall all java versions and install ONLY and EXACTLY java version 1.5.
[4 Oct 2013 19:52] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the feedback.

But "MySQL Migration Toolkit" is not supported anymore. Please use MySQL Workbench which includes same functionality instead.