Over the past week I have attempted to install Oracle 8i Release 3 (32bit Version) 8.1.7 on Solaris 8. When running the RunInstaller utility all files are installed, NET8 runs succesfully, however when the ulitily attempts to create a sample database it fails on "database initialization," with the error code "Oracle not connected." Through further research I have discovered that Oracle is not even loading into memory. We have contacted Oracle Support and they have responded with questions on our system configuration files and semaphore amounts, etc. This machine was running Oracle 8.1.5 last week, and as a test I reinstalled 8.1.5 yesterday and it works! Sample database created, etc. Is anyone else having similar issues?