I am a complete novice to installing Oracle 8i. I did a clean install of the Enterprise Edition on WIN2K, which, unfortunately, was not error free. I was unable to install the starter database (even after several attempts). The installation summary read: Installation completed successfully with some errors. I assume the errors refer to the starter database.
These are the errors I get now.
1. When I try to use SQL*Plus: ora-12560: TNS: protocol adaptor error. I have used every combination of password available.
2. When I try to manually install the starter DB: DBCA-00016: unable to copy the seed database. Oracle Databse Configuration Assistant failed (failed)
3. And, this is a weird one, despite database installation failure I get what seems to be a 'ghost' of the database that I tried to create (global name, SID) remain in the Oracle Administration Assistant for Window NT window pain. So, when I try to delete it I get the: error deleting database ora-0205 (error in identifying control file).
The image of the 'ghost' is gone, hovever, it is still in the system as I can't use that global name & SID again (name already exist errors)
There seems to be many issues from this installation. I would greatly appreciate any pointers on how to get my development environment up and running with out re-installation. Much appreciated.
My system configuration is a dual-boot environment with WIN98 (c:\ drive primary partition) on the primary master disk (HDD0), and WIN2K (D:\ drive primary partition) on the primary slave disk (HDD1). Both drives are formated as FAT 32.