I’ve been trying to install Autopsy 4 on my VM copy of SIFT workstation, being Ubuntu based I figured this was the best place to ask for help. I have downloaded Java 8 and verified I have the most current version of Java. Next on the installation text file it wants you to set JAVA_HOME=<path> which I have set in /etc/environment. Also being sure to set path $JAVA_HOME as well.

When trying to run and compile the autopsy shell script in the /autopsy/bin directory (as instructions stated) I get one of two errors. Either Java cannot be found from that pathway or it just flat out errors. Needless to say, I’ve followed every instruction multiple times now, and it has not yielded any results. SIFT workstation claims that Autopsy is already installed on the workstation, so is it’s older brother program The Sleuthkit, I’ve used Sleuthkit without any problems. This is for a college course and there hasn’t been a lot of technical directions given along side the assignment.

Any help or suggestions?

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