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Client install from hell

From: Farnsworth, Dave <>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 10:11:25 -0700
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I am having a problem on a couple of client installs. I have Oracle 8.1.7 to be installed on NT 4.0 SP6. The install starts out fine, I select a Orahome and then it starts to install. When it gets to 90% all of a sudden the install wizard screen just disappears without any error messages. I can see that it created a new directory and copied a bunch of files to the hard drive. I can even double click on the SQLPlus icon and it launches asking me for a username, password, and database. Then if I put the client CD back in and click on the "show installed components", it tells me that there are no Oracle components installed. I look in the registry and a registry for Oracle has been created. I have done this about twenty times and get the exact same results. I even tried a different CD but that does not change things. During the install Oracle will write to a log but this log tells me nothing except what it installed, without one stinking clue as to what is causing this to puke.
I get this just on two PC's with identical results. Has anyone seen this before? I can go to other PC's and install without a hitch. These PC's do work and have plenty of disk space.
Any ideas, ,,,,,,,anything?



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