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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Oracle 9i on Suse 9.0: Can't find init file for Database "zeus".

    i have installed an oracle 9i as standard edition at my suse 9.0 linux. a database was created with dbca (named zeus), listener is installed.

    if i start the listener and then use dbstart to start the db, i got the following messages:

    Can't find init file for Database "zeus".
    Database "zeus" NOT started.

    i have no idea, which file is meant, and where it should be stored.

    only for information in $ORACLE_HOME/dbs are stored:
    init.ora
    initdw.ora
    lkZEUS
    orapwzeus
    spfilezeus.ora

    thanks for help
    susi

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    The file spfilezeus.ora should be picked up.This is the binary version of the init.ora file.
    Before starting the DB make sure you have set the environment variables ORACLE_HOME to the directory where Oracle is installed and ORACLE_SID to zeus (Your SID)
    Obviousness is the enemy of Correctness
    --Bertand Russel

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    Re: Oracle 9i on Suse 9.0: Can't find init file for Database "zeus".

    Originally posted by susi
    i have installed an oracle 9i as standard edition at my suse 9.0 linux. a database was created with dbca (named zeus), listener is installed.

    if i start the listener and then use dbstart to start the db, i got the following messages:

    Can't find init file for Database "zeus".
    Database "zeus" NOT started.

    i have no idea, which file is meant, and where it should be stored.

    only for information in $ORACLE_HOME/dbs are stored:
    init.ora
    initdw.ora
    lkZEUS
    orapwzeus
    spfilezeus.ora

    thanks for help
    susi
    create file initzeus.ora in $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/
    and put the following text:
    spfile=/path/to/dbs/spfilezeus.ora #The same as $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/spfilezeus.ora

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    Talking Re: Oracle 9i on Suse 9.0: Can't find init file for Database "zeus".

    ika, thanks so much for your help. that was it.

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