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Issues starting Oracle Universal Installer on Itanium Box

 
vask
Occasional Visitor

Issues starting Oracle Universal Installer on Itanium Box

Hi,

I am trying to install RAC on itanium. I am using eXcursion on my local box for the GUI interface.

I was able to start the OUI and install in the first attempt but failed on the crssetup.com due to a single disk being mounted on both the itanium nodes.

Later after a cleanup, the team configured 2 different local disks and when I started, the OUI was failing with the following:

/$1$dka100/000000/sarn/Orainstall2010.../oraInstall2010....out (file currently locked by another user)

The scratch area has all necessary permission, I checked the other folders and all necessary permissions/ownership are perfect.

All TMP and TEMP logicals and other symbols were removed, but yet this error is continuing.

I have attached the screenshot of the error screen for better clarity.

Regards,
Vasant
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Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: Issues starting Oracle Universal Installer on Itanium Box

Vasant,

welcome to the OpenVMS forum.

I don't know much about Oracle installation, but a bit about OpenVMS.

Does the file shown in the error message exist ?

Is it still open (check with SHOW DEV/FILES $1$DKA100:) ? If so, close it.

Volker.
labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Issues starting Oracle Universal Installer on Itanium Box

Hello

Sorry to ask a dumb question, certainly unrelated to your problem, but, $1$dka100 is an ODS-5 disk ?

$ wr sys$output f$getdvi("$1$dka100","acptype")

shows
F11V2
or
F11V5

?

All disks used for Oracle during this installation must be ODS-5.

I have not often seen an installation procedure so badly written.
The DCL has some marvellous

$ define/user sys$output NLA0:
$ define/user sys$error NLA0:
and
$ no_message = "/nofacility/noseverity/noidentification/notext"

This does not help when trying to debug!

Comment in runinstaller.com all stupid statements such as above, and at least you will have the real cause of the failure.




philc
Occasional Visitor

Re: Issues starting Oracle Universal Installer on Itanium Box

Hi,
based on a same issue with Alpha/10gR2, check if SCSNODE and logical TCPIP$INET_HOST have the same value.
Phil
vask
Occasional Visitor

Re: Issues starting Oracle Universal Installer on Itanium Box

Hi,

Thanks for all your answers:

1. Volker :- The file exists and is part of the oracle installation. It is being used by a sub-process of the user who is trying to install the oracle software, which is user "oracle10g"

see below:

ORACLE10G
ORACLE10G_46241
there are many other files open by this spawned process..so killing the proc or closing the file would not be an option

2. labadie:- All the devices are formatted as ODS-5 only

3. Phil:- This is something which I have not checked.

But to say further, on this same node the installation did work. Only after some disk level changes were made, did it stop. This is what me got wondering ...

Regards,
Vasant
Bill Hall
Honored Contributor

Re: Issues starting Oracle Universal Installer on Itanium Box

Vasant,

I came across this Metalink KB entry when I was doing a pre-install checklist for Oracle 10G. I hope the cut and paste produces readable output.

Symptoms
After a few minutes of having started the OUI installer (runinstaller.com), an error similar to the following is
reported:

/disk$te-apps/cluster_temp/OraInstall2009-02-03_08-46-59AM/oraInstall2009-02-03_08-46-59AM.out
(file currently locked by another user)

Cause

Initially, this appears to be identical to the issues covered in the following Metalink Article:

Note:429016.1
VMS: 10G INSTALL Problems when SCSNODE and TCPIP$INET_HOST are Different

However, in this case, there are no problems with SCSNODE and TCPIP$INET_HOST

The problem lies with the contents of the file ORAINST.LOC

This file is located in the subdirectory of VMS Oracle accounts home directory
(SYS$LOGIN)

It contains two lines of information.

For example, the file should contain two lines similar to the following:

inst_group=IT
inventory_loc=/DGA3/oracle_10g_cluster/INVENTORY_MARGE

However, in this case, the two lines were:

insta_group=IT
inventory_lo=/DGA3/oracle_10g_cluster/INVENTORY_MARGE

Note the incorrect insta_group and inventory_lo strings.

If these lines are not correctly established, errors will be encountered.

Solution
To implement the solution, please execute the following steps:

1. Review the ORAINST.LOC file and correct where needed.

2. Do a fresh install of the Oracle code.


Bill
Bill Hall