ok, Platform is NT4, SP5.
Database is 8.1.7
PC 256 Mb ram, 800Mhz, 6+gb free.
I have an 8.1.7 database on this machine. I installed Dev & Designer 6i into a new oracle home as instructed by the install guide.
Now when i run svrmgrl it fails to work properly, even after I use the Oracle Home Selector for the installer to point at the 8i home of the database.
In Svrmgrl I get:
Microsoft(R) Windows NT(TM)
(C) Copyright 1985-1996 Microsoft Corp.
Oracle Server Manager Release 18.104.22.168.0 - Production
Copyright (c) 1997, 1999, Oracle Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Oracle8i Enterprise Edition Release 22.214.171.124.0 - Production
JServer Release 126.96.36.199.0 - Production
SVRMGR> connect internal
ORA-01081: cannot start already-running ORACLE - shut it down first
ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
In sqlplus I get similar when I connect internal
SQL*Plus: Release 188.8.131.52.0 - Production on Mon Jun 25 09:49:49 2001
(c) Copyright 2000 Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
LRM-00109: could not open parameter file
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
yes, you are of course right. I got so caught up in thinking about multiple-homes, and why dev/designer should affect svrmgrl that I missed the obvious thing of trying a shutdown abort. After that, the db and svrmgrl acted normally... I guess that the dev/des thikng was just a red herring :-)