I have installed Oracle9i Server in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4. My username/password is sys/sys. I can connect to one database named oradbs with this password, but when I want to create another database, I can get into SQL*Plus but cannot connect using the same username and password. I used:
oradim -new -sid kish
set oracle_sid = kish
It throws the ORA-01031 error, insufficient privileges. Kindly help me out. I am a DBA starter.
Since you are a self-confessed "DBA starter," I would not recommend creating the database manually. Rather, I would recommend that you use the Oracle wizard for creating databases. This wizard will create your service and configure everything for you. In Start->Programs, you should see a folder for your Oracle software. In that folder, look for Configuration and Management Tools->Database Configuration Assistant. This wizard, called the DBCA for short, will ask you some questions about the database you want to create and then create the database for you.