Re: Oracle install on a desktop

From: sybrandb <>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 05:09:36 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 20, 12:01 pm, "" <> wrote:
> Hi
> I have installed the above version of Oracle on my Windows XP desktop
> machine, and against my gut feeling I followed the advice of ignoring
> the message about the Loopback connection.
> Initially all seemed well, however now I can only access EM if my
> machine is booted disconnected from the network.  If it's connected,
> in the services list I can see the service hasn't started, and cannot
> be started, I get a fails with status 2.
> Having Googled around, this seem to be because when you in stall a
> directory is created in the structure that either has localhost or
> machine name in it.  A supposed resolution is to copy which ever
> directory you have, and edit the directory name to the other, giving
> you both - this isn't working for me.
> I'm guessing that if I'd followed my gut feeling and set up the
> loopback connection all would have been well from the beginning?
> Is there a resolution, or am I doomed to uninstall and reinstall with
> the loopback?
> Tom

It depends.
Do you want a working database, or do you enjoy hacking yourself out? Theoretically you could reconfigure the database control using emca, and that should work, however, you would still need the loopback adapter.
Reinstall from scratch.
You never should ignore messages, as almost always you'll regret this sooner or later.

Sybrand Bakker
Senior Oracle DBA
Received on Thu Mar 20 2008 - 07:09:36 CDT

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