met a lot of setback when installing the oracle 9i enterprise server, how long does it take to create the initial database? I waited for 1/2 hour and no response! Is there any problem with these or it's normal(I don't think so)? anybody help! spec: windows 2003 server oracle 9i 256m ram
It could take a while longer than that in the machine you have. the machine as far as i can tell is a low for a 9i server. Even otherwise, the initial database can take upto 1-2 hrs for completion depending on the options that have been chosen. Also, the universal installer sometimes waits for user input during the installation process. Make sure it is not that. And, if the scripts are running u should be able to check them through the log files. Most often, its the catalog creation which takes time.