Roby on Rails installation guide for windows machine

Posted on: April 29, 2009

Step 1: Download ruby(The latest final release) from

step 2: Install ruby on your prefered drive, in my case, I have installed in c drive C:\ruby . Remember to select a gem while you install..

step 3: Downlaod Instant rail package from (Zip package)

Step 4: Extract it on the same directory where ruby installed.

Step 5: Then goto InstantRails directory and click “InstantRails.exe”

Step 6: Instant Rails will detect that it is being started from a new
directory and ask if you want to have it update the paths in the
all of the configuration files… Just say yes.

Step 7: Click on the I button to drop down the main menu and select
Configure > Windows Hosts file.

Step 8: In the editor that pops up, add this line to the end of the file:

Step 9: Save the change and exit the editor.

Step 10: In the main menu, select Rails Applications > Manage Rails Applications…

Step 11: Check the checkbox next to the cookbook application.

Step 12: Click on the “Start with Mongrel” button.

Step 13: Once the Mongrel server says “Mongrel available at”, open
our browser and go to:


2 Responses to "Roby on Rails installation guide for windows machine"

Hi, nice post. I have been pondering this issue,so thanks for writing. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your blog. Keep up the good posts

Its good to know that this post helped you and i really love to see you in my blog.

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