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ORA-01034: Oracle not available error

I've setup Oracle8i on Sun Solaris 5.7 and had an error while creating DB:
"ORA-01034: ORACLE not available"
Can anybody advise me?

Your problem is that the database is not up and running, or your environment variables are pointing to a database that is not running. To verify that your database is up and running, type 'ps -ef|grep smon'. You should see a process called 'ora_smon_sid' running where "sid" is your database identifier. If the database is not running, start it. If the database is running, then check that your environment variables (ORACLE_SID, ORACLE_HOME, etc.) are all correct.

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