Question - Why JBoss-4.0.5 GA? :-) The latest stable version is JBoss-4.2.3 GA.
The first step to do after downloading JBoss is to set the JAVA_HOME to point to a valid JDK installation. Then from the %JBOSS_HOME%/bin folder run the appropriate script (run.bat for windows or run.sh for Unix)
I need to do my project on jboss 4.0.5 version.I tried like what you told.Server is running, but I could not open on browser.
When you run the run script (run.bat or run.sh), wait until you the "Started in" message in the console log. It looks like this:
2007-09-16 16:24:51,546 INFO [org.jboss.system.server.Server] JBoss (MX MicroKernel) [4.0.5.GA (build: CVSTag=Branch_4_0 date=200610162339)] Started in 37s:578ms
The use this url in your browser: http://localhost:8080