How to install Netbeans IDE 7.0.1 on ubuntu 11.10

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NOTE: JDK 6 is required for installing and running the Java SE, Java EE and All NetBeans Bundles.

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1.Go to Netbeans download page  and download the netbeans Linux (x86/x64)  .sh installer file (like

2.Copy your Netbeans installer file to your Desktop.

3.Open Terminal.To open terminal click the Dash home from unity launcher.And type terminal in the search field.And click Terminal.

4.Type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

cd Desktop

5.Then type below code in terminal and hit enter

sudo chmod +x netbeans-*

Type your ubuntu password if needed and press enter.

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6.Then type below code and press enter

sudo ./netbeans-*

7.And then install Netbeans from GUI installer window.

After the successful installation,click the Dash home from unity launcher.And type netbeans in the search field.And click Netbeans IDE 7.0.1 to open.

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34 Responses

  1. shiroitori says:

    It doesn’t work for me and I follow the instructions carefully. The GUI in step 7 never shows up. Nothing happens.

  2. meryem says:

    thank youuu so much ..

  3. mamta says:

    On installation it showing some error on terminal like:

    Cant initialize
    Running in headless mode.

    please help …

  4. Michael says:

    Thank you,,it help me a lot..

  5. cezar prusac says:


  6. sayed mohammed says:


  7. harshal says:


    I want to access windows share files to edit in netbeans anybody has solution for it?

  8. talwinder says:

    thanks dear it helps me a lot

  9. me says:

    finally!!! thnx A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Valrg3 says:

    VlW mesmo!!! sua dica resolveu meu problema. tudo de bom pra vc. Abraço.

  11. Stephen Harris says:

    Fantastic! Thank you so much. A well explained tutorial 🙂

  12. Sivam says:

    That was one fantastic explanation on installing Netbeans in Ubuntu… You should really make more such help files for newbie Linux Users… Thanks Mate

  13. Andi Shehi says:

    thank you very much body

  14. jula says:

    thank you so much!I tried several other commands to install Netbeans, but ended in vain. but your post helped me ! THANK YOU!

  15. Rebar_cisco says:

    Thank You ….. 

  16. hazim says:

    Thank you very much …you have done a great job, the guide works very will I got Netbeans working on my ubuntu11.10. so thank you very much.

  17. Aveesh says:

    Thank you.

    Maybe you could also explain why this works and just double clicking doesnt! Of course, chmod is the key – but newbies will thank you more!


  18. Nate says:

    Thanks, it worked with no problem! very easy to follow.

  19. Ela says:

    Thank you !

    very helpful explanation,
    specially sixth part.


  20. david says:

    this article help me so much thumbs up to the person who post this article.

  21. Aks says:

    Thanks, it works just one more question /usr/local/netbeans

    can we start netbeans manually without going to the unity launcher from desktop

    can we create the desktop launcher for it ?

    if yes the please mention the steps for it.

    Thanks Once Again.

  22. Mo'tasem says:

    Can`t initialize UI
    That is The Erorr displayed to me
    What is the solution ?
    Please, Reply …

  23. Rock Lee says:

    Thankx for the help.It worked perfectly.

  24. chris d says:

    Top stuff – thanks a bunch – great tut
    Can now run Jasper Ireport

  25. moses says:

    thanks man the stuff has just worked

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