Today I installed Personal Oracle 8i on Windows 98, which come along with a book Using Oracle 8/8i written by William Page. I have loaded whatever came inside the CD. I have tried with both Scott/tiger as well system/manager, but both time I found "TNS:protocol adapter error". I have also tried with ORCL as host string. Can you help me in resolving this issue so that I can explore the database world? Are there any changes required in TNSnames.ora file?
Because it is Win98, you must start the listener manually. It resides in the bin directory c:oracleora81bin. The exe is called lsnrctl. Run it and then write start. Afterwards the TNS listener will be started, and you can connect to Oracle
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