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Problem creating 9i database after install

Pentium III 700e Mhz 128 SD RAM
20 GB Hard Disk

I am using Windows 98 se and installed Oracle9i on my PC. I took three CDs to install Oracle9i.

At the time of installation, the options given were

1. Administrator
2. Runtime
3. Custom

So, I selected Administrator

But, after installation completed successfully, it did not asked for 'create a database.' After the installation, I restarted my PC and then I went to Enterprise Manager and it asked to Add Database to Tree. So, I entered Hostname as: mafatlal since it is mentioned in TCP/IP protocol is Network in Control Panel, Port Number : 1521 (Default), SID : apoorva, and clicked ok. Then I clicked on the plus sign next to database and clicked on plus sign next to APOORVA_MAFATLAL_POWERSURFER.NET and a window poped up asking for username and password. I entered "Scott" as user name and tiger as password and when I click on OK, it displayed following error:

ORA-12541 TNS:no listener

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You installed the Oracle client software, not the server software. Both version 9.0.1 and 9.2 supported installation of the database server Personal Edition at one time, but both have since been Desupported now. I've never installed a server on Win98, but if Personal Edition was once supported, then I suspect you must have seen an installer screen that allowed you to choose between the Database Server and the Oracle Client. You need to choose the Database Server and then choose Personal Edition from the screen that follows. Either option will also install the necessary client software at the same time.

This was first published in December 2004

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