Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    8

    Unanswered: HELP! Problem installing Oracle 9.2

    HELP! We're in the middle of a critical install of 9.2 on a Win 2k Advanced server. It gets to the second installation disk, 17% complete, copying the file data_warehouse.dfj, and then it just hangs there. No errors or anything. We've started over from scratch several times. We've tried different installation disks, nothing. HELP!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Riyadh
    Posts
    24

    Re: HELP! Problem installing Oracle 9.2

    Hello,

    How much time is it taking to proceed from 17% -- i mean is it getting stucked at 17% for more than an hour or less.
    Also can you specify the version of Oracle, i.e., is it 9.2.0.1 or more and is it just W2k AS or do you have any Service Pack installed.

    Regards,
    Sudhakar

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    8
    Thanks for the quick reply. It is win2k SP2, and we let it go first for over an hour. Then we started over from scratch, it got to 17% and we let it go all night and it never went any further

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    8
    And Oracle version 9.2.0.1

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Riyadh
    Posts
    24
    Hello,

    If you don't take me wrong, i have one suggestion, a better combination is W2kAS with SP3 -- we have almost 4 servers with this and Oracle 9.2.0.3 and as far as i remember, its better to go for SP3 than SP2 as some bugs are been resolved in SP3.
    But at the same time let me check some of the installations we did in our's, as i never faced any problem in the installation of 9.2

    Regards,
    Sudhakar

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Riyadh
    Posts
    24
    Also can you give me your server configuration, just in case i come across a better solution.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    8
    Actually looking at the system summary we're on SP4. It's an IBM Netfinity cluster server w/ 2 nodes. The node we're installing on is a quad PIII 700Mhz w/ 2GB RAM.

    We just tried it again after installing all the MS critical updates and disabling the virus scan software. Still hangs at the same place.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Riyadh
    Posts
    24
    Could you brief me the steps you are doing whenever you are encountering a failure and proceeding with installation again.

    Regards,

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    8
    We kill the universal installer. Then we stop the Oracle services. Then we edit the registry and remove the Oracle key from hkey_lm_sw, and remove the Oracle services from hkey_lm_svcs (all control sets).

    Then we reboot, then we delete the Oracle directory we were installing to. Then we invoke the installer again and start over.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Riyadh
    Posts
    24
    All the steps you did are perfect.
    Let me check it again, because i never faced a problem like this before and it sounds very typical in your case. Give me some time to look into this problem.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    8
    Thanks - I've found some other posts and am going to try one last desperate attempt. I've redirected my TEMP variable to the drive I'm installing Oracle on which has more space and I also dramatically increased my pagefiles

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    8

    Unhappy

    Still didn't work. We're reverting to the "backup plan".

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    4

    Re: HELP! Problem installing Oracle 9.2

    ensure uninstalling oracle 9.2 properly when you try reinstalling. when i suffered from the same problem I deinstalled previous oracle 9.2 using universal installer but externally removed the keys from registry of Win2k. I don't know the logic behind this but it worked for me. You also cann try the same.

    regards,

    shashank

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    8
    Finally got it late Saturday night. Seems it must have been some sort of problem with the CD-Rom reading the disks. I tried copying the install disks from the CD-Rom to the hard drive, and I got a "Cyclical Redundancy Check" error on the same file that it hung up on during the install. I finally went to another machine and copied it from a different CD-Rom to the server's hard disk across the network, and it installed like a dream.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •