Oracle® Database Client Installation Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.0.2.0) for Windows
Part No. B10131-02
This appendix contains these topics:
Before you try any of the troubleshooting steps in this appendix, do the following:
Check that the system meets the requirements and that you have completed all of the preinstallation tasks specified in Chapter 2, "Oracle Database Client Preinstallation Requirements"
Read the release notes for the product on your platform before installing it. The release notes are available on the Oracle Database Client installation media. You can find the latest version of the release notes on the Oracle Technology Network Web site:
If you encounter an error during installation:
Do not exit Oracle Universal Installer.
If you clicked Next after you entered incorrect information about one of the installation screens, click Back to return to the screen and correct the information.
If you encounter an error while Oracle Universal Installer is copying or linking files, then see "Reviewing the Log of an Installation Session".
If you encounter an error while a configuration assistant is running, then see "Troubleshooting Configuration Assistants".
If you cannot resolve the problem, then remove the failed installation by following the steps listed in "Cleaning Up After a Failed Installation".
During this first installation and all subsequent installations, Oracle Universal Installer records all of the actions that it performs in a log file in this directory. If you encounter problems during the installation, review the log file for information about possible causes of the problem.
For example, if the installation occurred at 9:00:56 A.M. on May 14, 2004, the log file would be named:
Note:Do not delete or manually alter the
Review the installation log files listed in "Reviewing the Log of an Installation Session".
Review the specific configuration assistant log file located in the
\cfgtoollogs directory. Try to fix the issue that caused the error.
If you see the
Fatal Error. Reinstall message, look for the cause of the problem by reviewing the log files. Refer to "Fatal Errors" for further instructions.
Oracle configuration assistant failures are noted at the bottom of the installation screen. The configuration assistant interface displays additional information, if available. The configuration assistant execution status is stored in the
The execution status codes are listed in the following table:
|Configuration assistant succeeded||0|
|Configuration assistant failed||1|
|Configuration assistant cancelled||-1|
If you receive a fatal error while a configuration assistant is running:
Remove the failed installation as described in "Cleaning Up After a Failed Installation".
Correct the cause of the fatal error.
Reinstall the Oracle software.
To determine whether a nonintereactive installation succeeds or fails, check the
.log file, located in the
Inventory directory. If necessary, see the previous section for information about determining the location of the
A silent installation fails if:
You do not specify a response file.
You specify an incorrect or incomplete response file.
Oracle Universal Installer encounters an error, such as insufficient disk space.
Oracle Universal Installer or a configuration assistant validates the response file at runtime. If the validation fails, the noninteractive installation or configuration process ends. Oracle Universal Installer treats values for parameters that are of the wrong context, format, or type as if no value was specified in the file.
If an installation fails, you must remove files that Oracle Universal Installer created during the attempted installation and remove the Oracle home directory. Follow the instructions in Chapter 5, "Removing Oracle Database Client Software" to run Oracle Universal Installer to deinstall Oracle Database Client, manually remove the Oracle directory, and remove Oracle from the Registry Editor keys. Afterwards, reinstall the software.