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  1. #1
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    Hi everybody
    I am trying to install Oracle 8.1.6 on 98. I have a machine
    of 64MB ram and 10 gb hd.
    I installed Oracle8.1.6. but database is not starting.
    Can anyone help me?
    Thanks
    Rekha
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    You need oracle personal for 98 and not 8.1.6 EE. If you have installed personal, then go to the settings ->> control pannel -->> services and start the oracle services and the listener.

    Sam
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    Sam



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    Did the install create a database on the machine? DO you see the database files created in the $ORACLE_HOME/database directory?

    Chintz
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    When I go to Control Pannel I don't find Services.
    From Where can I start services???????
    Guide me...
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    Rekha
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    What is the database version that you were trying to install on 98.

    8i Personal
    8i EE
    8i STD

    Sam
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    Sam



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    Hi
    Oracle 8i Personal Edition
    Release 2 (8.1.6)
    foe Microsoft Windows 98
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    Rekha
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    click on:

    Start, then
    Programs

    Then look for anything Oracle. On my machine (Win98, Oracle Personal 8.1.6), It's called "Oracle - database_home". Just look under anything that says Oracle until you find:

    Database administration, then
    Start Database

    Don't worry about services. That's for NT.

    Once the database is started, connect by starting SQL*PLUS, and specifying one of the default names/pwd, such as:

    system/manager
    sys/change_on_install
    internal/oracle

    If you need more help, post here.

    If you decide to log in using a host string (the third line on the SQL*PLUS login dialog box, you'll need to start your listener first. As long as you went through the net8 configuration during installation (you probably did whether you know it or not), all you'll need to do to start your listener is:

    click:

    Start, then
    Run

    At the run prompt, type:

    lsnrctl start

    and click OK.



    [Edited by kmesser on 05-07-2001 at 07:56 PM]
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    Hi Kmesser

    I am getting the error

    Cannot open parameter file initabc.ora

    Please help me
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    Rekha
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    I suspect your installation is incomplete. What happened during the install? Any errors or unplanned reboots? Did you reboot since installing?

    You may know that the directory where you install Oracle is called your ORACLE_HOME. Look in:

    ORACLE_HOME\admin\dbname\pfile\init.ora

    For example, my Oracle_home is C:\ORADB, and my database SID (name, more or less) is kmessdev. Thus, my init.ora is found at:

    C:\oradb\admin\kmessdev\pfile\init.ora

    What's in it?

    Here's mine:

    http://home.columbus.rr.com/internetweb/oracle/init.ora

    I'll check back . . .
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    Hi kmesser
    While creating the DataBase, from CD, last step when it
    is creating the database I guess my computer hangs, I guess
    so, It was showing 4% complete, and then half hour no
    progress on the bar, So I shutdown the computer.

    My machine configuration is 64mb RAM
    500MHZ, 10.2 GB Harddisk

    Rekha
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