I have tried installing Oracle 9i on a 466MHz PC with 512MB RAM and about 6GB hard drive space. During installing I get errors about files not copied from the CD to the hard drive; during some of these errors I hit the retry button and with others I click the ignore button, but it seems to be all the same as the retry option only brings up the same box again saying the file could not be copied. However, after going thru all that the database cannot be created, as I have selected to have a database created. I tried using the Database Configuration Assistant but with no luck. It tries to create the database but gives me an error saying the following: "invalid entry size (expected 419438592 but got 419438604 bytes)."
Futhermore I have tried looking at the install logs but there are none, and some of the directories are also not there. I have subsequently copied the contents of the install CDs to my hard drive to test if the CDs are corrupt but that works without any problems. How do I get past this? I have uninstalled everything, including the entries in the registry, hoping to re-install with better luck. Please advise.
It appears as though the installation of the Oracle database software was successful, but the creation of a database via DBCA was not. The logs you are looking for should be located under $ORACLE_HOME\assistants\dbca. There may be additional information in these logs to assist you. Having said that, there has been an issue reported when attempting to create a database using the DBCA that contains at least one datafile that is larger than 2 GB in size. If this applies in your case, reduce the sizes of the datafiles to less than 2 GB each and attempt the database creation again.
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