5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2013 1:57 PM by SCDAN RSS

    11gr2 silent install error - Unable to create a new central inventory direc

    SCDAN
      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

      drwxrwx--- 6 oracle oinstall 4096 Apr 2 10:42 oraInventory

      drwxrwx--- 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Apr 2 10:39 ContentsXML
      drwxrwx--- 3 oracle oinstall 4096 Apr 2 10:41 backup
      drwxrwx--- 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Apr 2 10:41 logs
      -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 52 Apr 2 10:41 oraInst.loc
      -rwxrwx--- 1 oracle oinstall 1650 Apr 2 10:41 orainstRoot.sh
      drwxrwx--- 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Apr 2 10:38 oui

      cat oraInst.loc
      inventory_loc=/opt/oraInventory
      inst_group=oinstall