ive search an uncountable amount of forums and i think i have used google to the max. i am currently teaching myself how to install and run oracle. its actually quite fun so i am not discouraged at all. i find that alot of people seem to have this question but the solutions given usually drop off. i hope this will help me as well as ones after.

problem: im running 10g rel 1 on vm ware. i have completely done the install to the best of my knowledge. i have been unable to get past

environment variable ORACLE_SID not defined. please define it.

ive tried set ORACLE_SID=test but seem to be at stand still

i apologize to any if this question has been solved, but i did a search and found nothing. do to reading the not from STICKY i apologize again for possibley repeating this question