We have two init.ora files for our QA instance and startup is failing as the database is looking at the wrong file to start.

1. $ORACLE_HOME/dbs has initqa.ora
2. $ORACLE_ADMIN/pfile has iniqa.ora

I need to create a symbolic link in $ORACLE_HOME/dbs to point to $ORACLE_ADMIN/pfile/initqa.ora

I tried ln -s. It didn't create the link. Could someone give me the correct command? Thanks.