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Oracle 8i Installation problem

nick hargun
Occasional Visitor

Oracle 8i Installation problem

Hi guys,

I was wondering if you could help me with this ...Im installing Oracle 8i on an HP L3000 server thru an emulator on win2000. Now the thing is, when the Installation finshes and it starts to create the start database, after 1% nothing happens it stays like that for hours. Could you help me with this
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8i Installation problem

The installation stage creates a sample database which can be avoided during the Installation time by selecting no to the create database screen.

You can later create the database using the
$ORACLE_HOME/bin/dbassist to create the database using a Graphical screen,
else you can use the command line option from the svrmgrl prompt to create the database.

Look in for the create database man pages.


Joseph C. Denman
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8i Installation problem

Hi Nick,

The problem may be with the starting of the DB. Have you set all the oracle recommend parms on the system? I had this problem a while back on a solaris box. Turned out I have misspelled a kernel parm in /etc/system. So, my suggestion would be to check your kernel parms on the L3000, (ie shared memory, semiphores)

If I had only read the instructions first??
Frequent Advisor

Re: Oracle 8i Installation problem

check the kernel and environment parameters
Kevin Hansen

Re: Oracle 8i Installation problem

run dbassist seperately as mentioned above then instead of creating the database save off the scripts and run them individually , should help track down the problem