Unanswered: Oracle 10g on WinXP Pro install problem
I have WinXP Pro with SP1. ( I plan to update to SP2 only after loading Microsoft
Office - which is not installed. I prefer to install Oracle 10g Personal first. ) I use
just one computer at home that is not connected to any other computer.
During the installation and after typing in my registration code, the install hangs
at 83% with the error message "Thrown when the IP address of a host cannot
The 'installactions' file is quite long, but at the end of it there is
ipaddress = <my address>
Query Exception Class: Class oracle.sysman.oii.oiil.oiilQueryException
Disabling my Norton AntiVirus doesn't seem to help - and I have WinXP
firewall disabled. I have no other anti-virus ( or mal-ware ) software installed.
My C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc file reads as follows:
During the loading of WinXP I did supply three unique identifiers
1) Organization 2) Computer Name and 3) Adm Password and then
I was asked if I wanted to join a Domain which I responded with 'No'. My
workgroup name is 'Workgroup'.
I have read some tips on the forum here, but I am sort of lost.
My host file which is located at C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc
reads as follows:
But from a dos prompt, when I type in 'hostname', I don't receive
I get 1/2 of my organization name followed by a hyphen and then 6
alphanumerics. ( When I installed WinXP it asked my to supply an
organization name, a computer name and then an Administration password.)
I guess I was supposed to get 127.0.0.1 localhost
So my hostname is corrupted I assume. I'll look at the WinXP
communities to find out how to fix this.
I solved the problem of the 'hostname' command. It now returns the correct
result. That is, it now returns the name that I assigned to my computer.
But this doesn't help me install the Oracle software. I still receive the "Thrown
when the IP ...." error message.
When I type the Dos command 'nslookup', I receive an address, say
24.xxx.xx.xx. From your reply above, I initially thought that all I had to do
was add a line to my hostfile. That is, I thought that my host file should
instead of simply 127.0.0.1 localhost
But at the end of the installActions file, an address is mentioned, say
And when I type in 'ipconfig' at a dos prompt, the following is returned:
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix: <my connection>
IP address 25.xx.xxx.45
Subnet Mask <some value>
Default Gateway 25.xx.xxx.1
( I note that the 24.xxx.xx.xx address is not listed here )
So, my question is, if I have to add a line to my host file - do I use
the 24.xxx.xx.xx address ( as obtained using nslookup ) - or do I use the 25.xx.xxx.45 address?