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Oracle 8.1.6 on HP-UX B.11.00 64-bits

Jacky Zheng
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Oracle 8.1.6 on HP-UX B.11.00 64-bits


I try to install Oracle 8.1.6 on HP 9000/L2000 server with HP-UX b.11.00. When begin to install oracle,it has error message like
" Error in Writing to file

The error message in shell window like attached file.

I installed this version of Oracle on C3600 (HP-UX b.11.00 32-bits) successfully.

Is this the problem that I must use 32-bits OS ? Are their any patch for this problem ?
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Steven Sim Kok Leong
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.6 on HP-UX B.11.00 64-bits


As far as I know,

32-bit Oracle 8.1.6 runs on both HP-UX 11.00 32-bit and HP-UX 11.00 64-bit.
64-bit Oracle 8.1.6 runs on HP-UX 11.00 64-bit only.

Thus, you cannot run 64-bit Oracle 8.1.6 on HP-UX 11.00 32-bit.

Hope this helps. Regards.

Steven Sim Kok Leong
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Jacky Zheng
Occasional Visitor

Re: Oracle 8.1.6 on HP-UX B.11.00 64-bits


Thank you very much for your help.
That means the Oracle 8.1.6 I used is a 32 bit version.But why I have problem to install it on HP-UX b.11.00 64_bit system ?
Please see the error message attached to my last message.

It will be appreciative if you can give me more help !

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Andreas D. Skjervold
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.6 on HP-UX B.11.00 64-bits


Do not know which patch but seems like there are som things failing in your install, possibly the java part of it.

Just make sure you have alle the required patches in place befor you start, according to the release note.

Only by ignoring what everyone think is important, can you be aware of what everyone ignores!
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.6 on HP-UX B.11.00 64-bits


looks like an no-space-on-device error, really.
Remember that Oracle 8.1.6 needs more than 1GB of space, depending on your choices...

And since you need some Oracle-patches, too, do not try installing Oracle with less that 1.5GB of space ofr $ORACLE_BASE!

Just my $0.02,
Jacky Zheng
Occasional Visitor

Re: Oracle 8.1.6 on HP-UX B.11.00 64-bits

Hi all,

Thank you for your help.
Because I have install almost all patches (except PHSS_18066 and PHSS_19178),the error is still here. I think may be it is the problem of SWAP or STANDARD VLM. Below is the error message cut from .log file.
Calling action fileActions1. copyGroupFromJar
selectedNodes = null
copyGroup = lib_hp
permissions = 755
owner = null
group = null
copyAsText = null
JarLoc = /tmp/OraInstall/temp581
gpEntries = [[ ->%ORACLE_HOME%/network/lib/ 4620288 plats=0=>[2] langs=0=>[en]]
DllGroup = false

Exception thrown from action: copyGroupFromJar
Exception Name: IOException2
Exception String: Error in writing to file /opt/oracle/product/8.1.6/network/lib/
Exception Severity: 2
Exception handling set to prompt user with options to RETRY IGNORE
User choice : Ignore

The error should be "IOException2". Could you help me to confirm the error point ?

Best Regards,
I like UNIX