Re: namd-1: Fatal Error: Unable to Open CHARMM Parameter File

From: Jim Phillips (
Date: Tue Feb 03 2015 - 18:48:35 CST

Since this is Windows try using '\\' as your path separator, i.e.:

parameters ..\\common\\par_all27_prot_lipid.inp


On Tue, 3 Feb 2015, Akshata Rudrapatna wrote:

> Hello NAMD Community,
> I am new to the NAMD software, and have been working through the tutorials
> on the website. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to run the tutorial simulation.
> When I run it in a Terminal window, I get the following message:
> Processor 0 Exiting: Called CmiAbort
> Reason: Fatal Error: Unable To Open CHARMM Parameter File
> ../common/par_all27 _prot_lipid.inp
> I have tried editing the path in Environment Variables and downloading the
> file again from the website. I have also checked to make sure the path name
> is correct and the file is placed in the correct location. The
> configuration file is properly set-up, as well. I am using the software on
> a Windows 7 PC.
> Does anyone have any suggestions or tips as to how to resolve this problem?
> I appreciate your time and consideration.
> Thanks,
> Akshata Rudrapatna

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