Hi, I just purchased Oracle Personal Edition and it does not install.
Hardware: Dell laptop, purchased 6/2011
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i7-2820QM 2.30 GHz, 8 processors
RAM: 8GB real, 16GB virtual
Hard drive available space: 119 GB on C: drive, 505 GB on D: drive
Product purchased: Oracle Personal Edition, 18.104.22.168.0 for Windows x64 (64-bit)
I originally had an instance of Oracle XE on this machine. I have uninstalled it with Windows Uninstall and followed that up with the following actions in Regedit:
Deleted the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/ORACLE key.
Removed directories c:\Oraclexe and c:\Program Files\Oracle
I downloaded the two Oracle server files from the cloud, extracted the zipped directories, copied "2 of 2"'s contents to the "1 of 2"'s directory, and ran setup.exe
Oracle Installer started up. The first screen asked for my email address and whether I wanted to receive Oracle propaganda by email (no).
The second screen, Installation Option, asked if I wanted to 1: create and configure a database; 2: install database software only; or 3: upgrade an existing database. I chose option 1.
The third screen, System Class, asked if I wanted a Desktop Class database or Server Class database. I chose Desktop Class.
I clicked Next and Oracle Installer shut down without a warning message.
Does anybody have an idea of how I can install this software?
Here are the contents. There are multiple files for each of my attempts, and they are all identical...
Using paramFile: C:\Users\egan\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_V20610-01_1of2.zip\database\install\oraparam.ini
Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors. Actual 4294967296 Passed
The commandline for unzip:
C:\Users\egan\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_V20610-01_1of2.zip\database\install\unzip -qqqo ..\stage\Components\oracle.jdk\22.214.171.124.04\1\DataFiles/"*.jar" -d "C:\Users\egan\AppData\Local\Temp\OraInstall2012-04-11_11-33-43AM"
I have run into the same issue on my home PC, i was doing some testing and it turns out that Personal Edition did not like the fact that I have a 4 core AMD processor, how many cores are presented by your system? I see you state 8 cores, you will need to build a Virtual machine with only 2 processors for Personal Edition to load.
That sort of defeats the purpose, doesn't it? I purchased Oracle Personal because Oracle XE had a restriction of only using one processor, and it only supports 32-bit operating systems. The idea of using the full power of my machine was behind the purchase of the product, because my database is fairly small. The Oracle website said that Oracle Personal supports multiple cores, but they must think 4 is more than multiple. It's a moot point; I got Oracle to refund the purchase.
What is the purpose of installing this database ? If it is just for personal learning, you can download the Enterprise Edition from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html and use it without purchasing a license
Yes, the purpose of this license was just to use Oracle for my own personal use. Downloading a copy of Enterprise Edition from OTN won't solve the problem; it's the same file as the Personal Edition file, and that file doesn't work on my computer. The installer prompts for the type of installation (Personal, Standard, Enterprise) around step 4 or 5 of the install, and I never made it past step 3. The problem is that the installer crashes without leaving any error message, which means I can't fix the problem. I have no way of knowing that the installer couldn't handle my computer configuration, but I do know that my computer exceeds the minimum requirements for an install. Someone at Oracle should consider it a BUG that the installer shuts down without any indication of the reason for the shutdown. I requested a refund not because the product has a bug, but because the installer didn't work. A product that doesn't install is a product that hasn't been delivered to the customer. This is a very, very basic problem that Oracle must fix.
I would suggest you download the software from the link I provided above and try the install again, following the steps in the Install Guide - http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/install.112/e24186/toc.htm
If it fails again, pl post the contents of the install log file - http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/install.112/e24186/ts.htm#i1090466