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 Tasks."
Read the release notes for the product on your platform before installing it. The release notes are available on the Oracle Database installation media. You can find the latest version of the release notes on the Oracle Technology Network website:
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 windows, click Back to return to the window 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" for interactive installations or "Silent or Response File Installation Error Handling" for silent or response file installations.
If you encounter an error while configuration assistant is running, then see Section D.5, "Troubleshooting Configuration Assistants."
If you cannot resolve the problem, then remove the failed installation by following the steps listed in Section D.7, "Cleaning Up After a Failed Installation."
During this first installation and all subsequent installations, Oracle Universal Installer saves 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 an interactive installation occurred at 9:00:56 A.M. on February 14, 2005, the log file would be named:
Note:Do not delete or manually alter the
Inventorydirectory or its contents. Doing so can prevent Oracle Universal Installer from locating products that you install on your system.
To determine whether a silent or response file installation succeeds or fails, check the
.log file, located in the
:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\logs directory.
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.
See Also:"Reviewing the Log of an Installation Session" for information about interactive installation log files
Review the installation log files listed in Section D.3, "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 "Irrecoverable Errors" for further instructions.
Oracle configuration assistant failures are noted at the bottom of the installation window. 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 canceled||-1|
If you receive an irrecoverable error while a configuration assistant is running:
Remove the failed installation as described in Section D.7, "Cleaning Up After a Failed Installation."
Correct the cause of the irrecoverable error.
Reinstall the Oracle software.
If you face any of the following situations for Oracle home, then run the
opatch lsinventory -detail command to list the contents of the inventory and see section "Recovering from inventory corruption" in the Oracle Universal Installer and OPatch User's Guide for information about fixing the issue.
Oracle home is cloned without completing the inventory steps.
There is bad inventory.
Inventory is not available but it is created when the Oracle Enterprise Manager Agent is installed in a separate Oracle home.
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 the Deinstallation tool.