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Oracle Installation 8i Problem

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Scott Buckingham
Regular Advisor

Oracle Installation 8i Problem

I searched high and low for a resolution to this issue and I found quite a few tips. However, after trying them, I still can't find the runinstaller program on the Oracle 8i Enterprise Edition CD (Release 3, 8.1.7, for HP 9000 Series HP-UX) CD 1 of 2. This is what I've done per others in this forum:

#nohup /usr/sbin/pfs_mountd &
#nohup /usr/sbin/pfsd &
#/usr/sbin/pfs_mount /cdrom

and my entry in the /etc/pfs_fstab is:

/dev/dsk/c5t2d0 /cdrom pfs-iso9660 xlat=unix 0

I must be missing something, but I'm not sure what. Thanks in advance for your replies.
Long time dabbler, first time Admin / DBA
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Ravi_8
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle Installation 8i Problem

Hi,
is c5t2d0 is your cdrom in /dev/dsk file? if not replace c5t2d0 with the correct file name as in /dev/dsk.
if iso9600 is not working then try with
pfs-rrip i.e in /etc/pfs_fstab file
/dev/dsk/cdrom_file /mnt_pt pfs-rrip xlat=unix 0 0

later....
never give up
Sanjay_6
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Oracle Installation 8i Problem

Hi Scott,

Your pfs_fstab entry should be

/dev/dsk/c5t2d0 /cdrom pfs-rrip xlat=unix 1 0

and then to mount the cdrom you have to use the following commands.

nohup /usr/sbin/pfs_mountd &
nohup /usr/sbin/pfsd &
/usr/sbin/pfs_mount /cdrom

Do a "bdf|grep cdrom" to check the cd has been mounted
Now you can proceed with the installation. When asked to replace the CD with the 2nd one, do

pfs_umount /cdrom
replace the CD and then,
pfs_mount /cdrom

Hope this helps.

thanks
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Oracle Installation 8i Problem

Hi Scott:

See Woodish's contribution in this thread:

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,1150,0x5de1f9beca68d511abcd0090277a778c,00.html

I think that this is what you need.

Regards!

...JRF...
Scott Buckingham
Regular Advisor

Re: Oracle Installation 8i Problem

Thanks (again) to all. The problem was with my /etc/pfs_fstab entry. Oh dopey me went with what I saw in the Oracle Installation Manual! Shame on me!

By the way, Wodisch's link is pretty good, it got me this far!
Long time dabbler, first time Admin / DBA
Wodisch
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle Installation 8i Problem

You are welcome!

Wodisch