I am installing Oracle 10g on Red Hat Linux. During startup I am getting the following error: "ORA-01103: database name 'SEEDDATA' in control file is not 'ORADB.'" Is it possible to change the database name in the control file? Please suggest the method to start up the database in this case.
There are two phases to successfully creating an Oracle database: (1) install the database software and (2) create a database. It sounds as if you have already installed the software and created a database (at least partially), but you are having problems starting the database. This error generally occurs when the db_name in the init.ora (or spfile) does not match what is in the controlfiles created for the database. Either you are using an incorrect init.ora (or spfile) to start a database, or you have changed the db_name in the init.ora. You can change the db_name of a database but this involves recreating the controlfiles; you cannot simply change it in the init.ora and start up the database.
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