11 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2012 12:55 AM by 924565 RSS

    oracle database folder is showing empty after installation

    924565
      I am using windows 7 (64 bit) on my hp pavilion dm4 1222tx laptop. I have just installed oracle 10g xe universal edition on my laptop. while installation it shows no problem and it successfully installs. But on going start->all program-> and clicking the file oracle database 10g express edition it shows _(empty)_, means that there is no file. plz help it is nightmare for me!!!!!!!!!
        • 1. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
          Srini Chavali-Oracle
          Pl identify the version of Win 7 - 10g XE is not certified to be installed on Win 7

          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B25329_01/doc/install.102/b25143/toc.htm#CIHFEBGE

          Is there a reason you cannot install 11g XE ? You will need Win 7 Professional or higher - Home version is not supported.

          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17781_01/install.112/e18803/toc.htm#CIHFEBGE

          HTH
          Srini
          • 2. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
            orafad
            Go through this thread on a similar topic to get some ideas on how to proceed:

            {thread:id=2333724}

            Also note that, per Install guide requirements, only x86 is supported. A version for x64 may be released but so far it's been quiet a while on that front.
            • 3. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
              924565
              i am using windows 7 home basic (64 bit) on my laptop. my instructor uses oracle 10g express edition. please provide me link(from where to download oracle for my laptop) and sufficient information what shall i do. I totally need that. once again thanks in advance.
              • 4. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
                Lubiez Jean-Valentin
                Hello,

                i am using windows 7 home basic (64 bit) on my laptop. my instructor uses oracle 10g express edition. please provide me link(from where to download oracle for my laptop) and sufficient information what shall i do.
                From this link you can download Oracle *11gXE* and if you scroll down you'll find also the link to donwload Oracle *10gXE*:

                http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/express-edition/11gxe-beta-download-302519.html

                For the documentation you'll find the books here:

                http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17781_01/index.htm

                Anyway, as previously posted, Windows 7 Home Basic Edition is not recommended.


                Hope this help.
                Best regards,
                Jean-Valentin
                • 5. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
                  Srini Chavali-Oracle
                  One options you have is to

                  1. Download Oracle VirtualBox (for free) from https://www.virtualbox.org/, then install it on your Win 7 machine.
                  2. Download OEL 5.7 64-bit (for free) from https://linux.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=101:3 , and install OEL 5.7 in the VM you created above
                  3. Download 11gXE (see link Jean provided above) and install 11gXE in the OEL VM

                  HTH
                  Srini
                  • 6. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
                    924565
                    Thanks for help.
                    I have installed virtual box on my laptop. please provide steps on how to install oracle 11g xe in oem 5.7 on virtual box together with the choosing the right version of oem 5.7 from download page(https://linux.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=101:3 ) . Will oracle 10g xe will work on this platform. thanks
                    • 7. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
                      Srini Chavali-Oracle
                      Installing Virtualbox on Windows is documented here - https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch02.html#installation_windows
                      This is very simple and straightforward. After you install, you will have to create a linux virtual machine (VM) and allocate CPU/disk/memory to it - see https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch03.html

                      Download OEL 5.7 from the link I posted above, and install it in the linux VM - install guide is here https://linux.oracle.com/documentation/EL5/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux-5-Installation_Guide-en-US.pdf

                      After you install OEL 5.7, then install 11gXE in OEL 5.7 following the steps in http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17781_01/install.112/e18802/toc.htm

                      10g XE is not supported on OEL or Win 7, so it will not be an easy task to install 10g XE on the hardware that you have.

                      HTH
                      Srini
                      • 8. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
                        orafad
                        Depending on what type of development or course you are doing, version of and type of database product could matter.

                        If you really need 10g XE (over say any edition of 11.2), then you could try OEL 4 (one of the older updates). But as said above, it's not on the list of required operating systems. Also, in that case, make sure you create a 32-bit guest (VBox vm) becuase there is no 64-bit version of 10g XE.
                        • 9. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
                          924565
                          thanx for your kind help

                          when i install linux kernel 2.6.x(ubuntu 11.10) on virtual machine it installs sucessfully, but on starting it only black screen appears in vmware screen, same happens with backtrack 5 (O.S.) when i install on vmware. Actually my laptop is having problem with linux, because when i install ubuntu on another drive(dual boot with win 7) it installs sucessfully but on starting it it always starts with brightness zero after booting (i.e. screen appears black), i have to increase brightness, and backtrack does not install.

                          My laptop is hp pavilion dm4 1222tx ,having windows 7(home basic),64 bit . thanks
                          • 10. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
                            orafad
                            For practicing Oracle, consider following Srini's advice above and use:

                            - Oracle VirtualBox, choose a 32-bit vm for 10g XE, otherwise 64-bit vm.
                            - Oracle Linux / OEL, probably 4.x to match 10g XE age, or 5 update 7 or so for current XE 11.2.
                            - Oracle 10g XE or 11g XE, the latter if possible, perhaps after verifying with your instructor.

                            Also, just the task of installing and setting up the above could make for a nice learning experience!

                            Edited by: orafad on Mar 19, 2012 8:42 PM
                            • 11. Re: oracle database folder is showing empty after installation
                              924565
                              I have downloaded Oracle Linux Release 4 Update 8 for x86 (32 Bit) - DVD      V16749-01 from the link (https://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/Download/get_form?egroup_aru_number=11379160). So after that i have to install on my vmware by creating linux virtual machine (VM) and allocate CPU/disk/memory to it (32 bit). and then install on oracle on that platform. Once again i want to ask you that my laptop is 64 bit so to run the oracle 10g xe which is for 32 bit i would have install on ocracle vmware by creating 32 bit cpu/disk/memory to it. thanks