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Informix Error : oninit

Amit Dixit_2
Regular Advisor

Informix Error : oninit

Hi,
When I try to start Informix database on my
HP-UX server it gives me error

#oninit

oninit: Cannot open
chunk '/informix/rootdbs.dbf'. errno = 2

oninit: Fatal error in shared memory initialization

What could be the possible reason for the same, I did touch and all those things but it still did'nt started.

Thanks,
Amit


5 REPLIES
Volker Borowski
Honored Contributor

Re: Informix Error : oninit

Hi,

what is the output of

ls -ld /informix
ls -l /informix/rootdbs.dbf
file /informix/rootdbs.dbf

and if /informix/rootdbs.dbf
is a symlibk to a raw-device

ls -l #linktarget#

if linktraget is a logical volume.

lvdisplay -v #linktarget-block-device#

Volker
Tapas Jha
Valued Contributor

Re: Informix Error : oninit

Hi,

Set all informix environment variable.
Check ROOTPATH in onconfig. Check the owner:group of that path's file and directory and also check whether proper linked has been done.

In any way if you can give what exactly you have done then it would be better to go towards solution.

Rgds
Tapas
Tapas Jha
Tim D Fulford
Honored Contributor

Re: Informix Error : oninit

No rootdbs... but did the fixes work????

Tim
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Bharat Katkar
Honored Contributor

Re: Informix Error : oninit

Hi,
Amit did you set the necessary kernel parameters properly. Looks like you have not set the required kernel parameters for Inormix installation.

Regards,
You need to know a lot to actually know how little you know
RAC_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Informix Error : oninit

If it is refering to hp-ux error code -2
It means no such file is present.

Does file informix/rootdbs.dbf exist?
If yes, does it have appropriate perms?

Anil
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