Re: Oracle 8.0.5 error

From: Frank van Bortel <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 15:15:46 +0200
Message-ID: <5b70a$4e0b2583$524b97d2$>

On 06/17/2011 06:12 PM, Dan wrote:
> Yes, yes, I know this is a REALLY OLD version of Oracle. I'm doing
> some one-time work for a client that is stuck on old enterprise
> software that can only run on Oracle 8.
> Having said that here is the problem:
> a newly installed version of Oracle 8.0.5 resides on Windows 2000
> SP4. After installation the svrmgr30.exe (server manager) program
> always gives me the error "ORA-12203: TNS:unable to connect to
> destination". This happens even before I try to type "connect
> internal". I get the error both when I manually try to create a
> database and when the installer tries to create the ORCL database for
> me. I purposely run the installer and take all the defaults, so it's
> not like I've not created the TNSNAMES or Listener correctly - the
> installer should be doing this. And on investigation, the listener is
> up and running, tnsnames looks good, etc.
> A similar configuration on another server gives the same exact error.
> Is it the network? Doubtful, I'm doing everything local. Is it the
> OS? Can 8.0.5 simply NOT RUN on Win2000? I've seen issues regarding
> this but nothing as dead-in-the-water as this.
> Any ideas? No dinosaur comments please :)
> Dan

The services are not created (you need to run oradim with the -new option), or not started
Remember? Windows needs services. 8.0 did not make them auto-starting by default, you need to oradim -edit -sid orcl ... for that.



Frank van Bortel
One of the dinosaurs
Received on Wed Jun 29 2011 - 08:15:46 CDT

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