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Re: 10g install on XP fails (dbca)

From: Howard J. Rogers <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 18:40:07 +1000
Message-ID: <40c81e53$0$8984$>

"steveh" <> wrote in message
> > Are you at SP1?
> Thanks for the reply Howard.
> I've got all the latest incremental updates on one pc, the other is
> as it came (so no). Doesn't seem to make any difference to this issue.
> > You have a network card? It's configured with TCP/IP, and your IP
address is
> > statically declared, and not DHCP?
> Yes
> > And you're logged on as someone with local administrator privileges?
> >
> Yes
> > That's all just preliminary, however. Your problem I suspect (but fair
> > I'm guessing) is simply with that JRE installation. It's not needed for
> > Oracle, and is likely to confuse things. Take a clean Windows
> > patch it to SP1, insert CD, and it works. Usually. Install your own Java
> > beforehand, however, and there's no telling which Java the dbca will
> > to. I dare say you can muck around with paths and JAVA_HOME environment
> > settings, but apart from that, start clean, and don't try and do your
> > Java thing.
> >
> I started off clean, then installed the latest JRE in desperation.
> I'm still completetly stuffed.. on both PCs!
> :-(
> Steve

I can't think what it could be, then, because it usually works straight off the CD. I assume you've no 3rd party firewall running, no antivirus that could be confusing things? You've plenty of hard disk space? And how big is your swap file?

The only other thing I can think of is that I notice you are running into the problem when running dbca... yet your thread subject says 'install fails'. I assume you are therefore getting a database created as part of the installation? If so, don't.

I *never* let the Universal Installer create a database as part of the installation. Do the 'software only' install (if you're using the basic option, that just means unchecking the option to create the orcl database). Make sure that goes on without a problem, and then invoke dbca as a separate exercise afterwards. If dbca persists in blowing up when run separately, then get it to create the database creation scripts instead, and run those manually.

So, start clean again, patch to SP1, don't install JRE, and do separate software installation and database creation.

HJR Received on Thu Jun 10 2004 - 03:40:07 CDT

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