In Israel we have something called the kibbutz. HCOOP is very similar (and suffers from the same hardships, alas!). In the spirit of the kibbutz, I'm willing to help any other HCOOP users who are having difficulty with setting up the environment. I'm on the hcoop-help list, so just send your queries there. However, take note that you shouldn't burden the community - try researching by yourself first.
I have a blog at http://shmichael.com.
Email: <shmichael AT SPAMFREE gmail DOT com>