Do you know of anyone who has successfully installed 32-bit Oracle 8.1.17 on Windows XP 64-bit? It fails when the Database Configuration Assistant is 90% complete with an "ORA-12546: TNS permission denied" error.
Oracle's Certification Matrix
, Oracle8i is not certified or supported to run on Windows XP (x86 or 64-bit). You can run Oracle 9.2 and above on this operating system. I don't know whether this is the root cause of your problem, but I would recommend installing a supported and certified version of Oracle.
Dig Deeper on Oracle database installation, upgrades and patches
I have been trying to install Oracle 8.1.7 on SUSE Linux 9.0 and got the error:
"Error in invoking target install of makefile /opt/oracle/...../*.mk."
Can I use /var/opt/oracle/oratab to specify listener information?
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