I am working on SLES 11 SP2 on zLinux and I am trying to install oracle 11gr2 silently. I was able to install the GI and it is running but when I try to install the oracle binaries I keep getting this error:
[FATAL] [INS-32035] Unable to create a new central inventory directory : /opt/oraInventory.
CAUSE: The central inventory location provided is not empty.
The GI install created /opt/oraInventory and all the files are in there. I even changed the owner from grid:oinstall to oracle:oinstall but that did not help. When I did the install on SLES 11 SP1 I did not get this error.
I am running this command to install oracle: /runInstaller -silent -ignorePrereq -showProgress -waitForCompletion -responseFile /tmp/db_install.rsp
That was my last resort because the support is horrible. I am getting the same error during the GUI install also if that makes a difference. Its like the oracle install does not know about the Grid installed already in oraInventory.