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Uninstalling Oracle on Solaris 10 x86 [message #360456] Fri, 21 November 2008 01:31 Go to next message
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Registered: November 2008
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Hi all,

I have installed oracle 10g on solaris 10 x86 on vmware but it was not completed successfully. Can any body help me how to uninstall it so that I can reinstall oracle on it.

Yasir mehmood
Re: Uninstalling Oracle on Solaris 10 x86 [message #360536 is a reply to message #360456] Fri, 21 November 2008 05:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mahesh Rajendran
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Invoke Oracle installer to remove the installed items.
Physically remove all the contents. clean up entries in oratab.
Start over.
Re: Uninstalling Oracle on Solaris 10 x86 [message #456291 is a reply to message #360456] Mon, 17 May 2010 01:51 Go to previous message
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Registered: November 2009
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1. remove all database, by running $dbca

2. stop any oracle process running:
Database Control : $ORACLE_HOME/bin/emctl stop dbconsole
Oracle Net listener : $ORACLE_HOME/bin/lsnrctl stop
iSQL*Plus : $ORACLE_HOME/bin/isqlplusctl stop
Ultra Search : $ORACLE_HOME/bin/searchctl stop

3. Start Oracle Universal installer:


4. In the Welcome window, click Deinstall Products.

5. In the Inventory screen, select the Oracle home and the products that you want to remove,
then click Remove.

Only for vmware workstation
I also give u important suggestion to take snapshot of your virtual machine in vmware workstation before you proceed to next step.
for example: after solaris installation ---> snapshot 1
after oracle installation ---> snapshot 2
Using snapshots if anything goes wrong then u can revert to the snapshot.
In you are case when oracle installation went wrong u can revert to snapshot 1 and again u can continue.

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