[NTG-context] Newbie needs help getting started

Johan Råde johan.rade at gmail.com
Mon May 4 14:49:44 CEST 2015


I'm trying to get ConTeXt to run on my Windows machine (Windows 7 SP1).
I already had MiKTeX installed on the machine.
Here is what I did:

   1. I downloaded context-setup-mswin.zip.
   2. I unzipped and copied the folder to C:/context
   3. I ran the command
       first-setup.bat --context=current --modules=all
   4. I added C:\context\tex\texmf-win64\bin to my PATH variable
   5. I opened up the example file at 
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Hello_world in TeXWorks
   6. I selected ConTeXt(LuaTeX)
   7. I compiled the file

The compilation failed. The log says:

mtx-context     | warning: synctex is enabled
mtx-context     | run 1: luatex 
--no-parse-first-line --synctex=1 --c:currentrun=1 
--c:fulljobname="./HelloWorld.tex" --c:input="./HelloWorld.tex" 
--c:kindofrun=1 --c:maxnofruns=8 --c:synctex "cont-yes.mkiv"
This is LuaTeX, Version beta-0.76.0-2013062820 (rev 4627)
  \write18 enabled.

(Fatal format file error; I'm stymied)
mtx-context     | fatal error: return code: 1

What am I doing wrong?

Thank you,
Johan Råde

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