Just an fyi -- I downloaded core -- and then successfully installed java and tomcat :) I feel so manyly, no gui's involved, only the command line. I found a good "how to" here.
Newbie question....I need to add the "export JAVA_HOME" to the bash file that's always run. I was logged in as root when I installed both java and tomcat. Where do I go to put the export in such that I wouldn't have to retype it all the time?
As soon as I get a few more hurdles settled down (like logging into the manager app, and a hello world .jsp) -- I'll write up a how to from soup to nuts. Might even whip out a screencast.