I'm attempting to install Oracle9i on a Windows 2000 box. I see you're not a Windows specialist, but this is a general question I'm sure you can assist with. During the installation of the Oracle starter database I think something went wrong -- the CD light stays solid for over 3/4 of an hour. Task Manager still shows processes running though. Is my install locked up or am I just not waiting long enough? How long should it take (time wise) to install this db? Thank you for any help.
As a general rule, I don't install the starter database during the installation. I usually choose the "software only" option, finish the base release installation, install the latest patchset, and then build my first database (using the DBCA and choosing the "New Database" template).
I don't remember seeing your symptom before and I've never timed it, but I'd say that something has gone wrong. I haven't seen any steps take that long. If it is the database creation assistant that's hanging, you should be able to cancel it and finish the installation.
Another idea you may try, if you have the available disk space, is to copy the CDs to some local directories on your system and do the installation from the on-disk copies of the CDROMs. That should eliminate your CDROM device as part of the problem.
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