I have a dual boot system on a Windows platform. The first OS is Windows 2000 Server and the second OS is Windows XP. I have installed the Oracle 9.2 database in Windows 2000 Server and it is working fine. I want to access the same database in Windows XP without installing Oracle -- can I access the database? Please help me out.

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For you to be able to access your Oracle 9.2 database running from the Windows 2000 partition, it would have to be open and available, along with a listener. If you are using a dual boot partition, I'm assuming you can only boot from one partition at a time, so when you boot up the Windows XP operating system, you cannot access the Windows 2000 operating system which is where your database resides.

This was first published in October 2006

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