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    As soon as I am starting the installation of Oracle 8.1.7 on Solaris 2.6, I am getting this error.

    "Error in writing to directory /tmp/OraInstall. Please ensure that this directory is writable and has at least 25 MB of disk space. Installation cannot continue."

    I tried removing the /tmp/orainstall dir and ran again but same error. I even tried changing the /tmp dir but then also I had the same error. I have enough space too.
    Did anyone get this error ?



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    Set the environment variable TEMP or TMP to another directory.



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    I have done this also and it gives me the same error with /tmp replaced with the new one

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    Do check whether any process is running which has /tmp/Orainstall directory listed there. If so, kill that process and then you should able to go through.


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    This does not help either. any other suggestions? Please let me if the oracle user has to be given privileges on /tmp directory explicitly or any such thing about privileges?

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    Originally posted by soniaarora
    Please let me if the oracle user has to be given privileges on /tmp directory explicitly or any such thing about privileges?
    Yea, you can do that, when the OUI gives the error,... without disturbing this ... in another terminal window give chmod 777 for the directory mentioned in the error. Now, click on retry.

    HTH.

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    hi..

    try to give a all premission for oracle user in /tmp/orainstall dir
    then run your runinstaller. it should work..
    make sure oracle user has all priv like for /tmp/orainstall dir

    #drwxrwxrwx 2 oracle dba 117 Aug 13 11:07 ora

    regards,

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    I am working on the solaris box itself and not on X-windows/terminal session from another system. After this error, I dont have any retry button to retry. And so I cant change permissions on the said dir and come back

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    you gotta restart the runinstaller...after macking permissins

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    I have done this too. Did not work but same error. I dont know more about Solaris. Can anyone tell me what all I have to do at the OS level? I have done the following steps:
    1. created oracle user
    2. created dba group
    3. Altered /etc/system and restarted
    4. set all environment vars

    And then I have started the installation. Anything that I have missed?

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