Big headscratcher for me: I have a new LINUX server and both Oracle 9i und Oracle 8.1.7 Server software have been installed. Setting up an instance for 9i wasnít a problem, but when I try to install any instance under Oracle 8.1.7, something strange happens (Iím doing this on the command line using scripts and/or setting up by hand for testing purposes):
Environment is set to Oracle 8, ORACLE_SID is set, directories for the instance are created, I call svrmgrl, enter connect internal, everything fine until now.
Then I enter startup nomount pfile=[pathname to initora-file], and what I get after about 30 seconds is:
íORA-03113: End-of-file on communication channelí.
But it gets stranger: From now on I canít call svrmgrl with that ORACLE_SID without getting that ORA error immediately I call the svrmgrl, it doesnt even let me do a connect internal. But if I change the ORACLE_SID, I can connect internally again, until I try to do the startup nomount again, then I have the same problem with that new SID.
At first I thought something was wrong with the init.ora, but I checked and tested everything, but everything is fine there.
IPCS doesnít show any oracle processes either. Does anyone have any ideas on this one?