4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2013 12:13 PM by 895686 RSS

    Oracle XE 11g R2 doesn't start




      I am running Ubuntu 13.04. I am attempting to install Oracle XE 11g R2. It seems that everything was fine until I got to configuration of the database as root I ran /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure command. I have received the following output


      Starting Oracle Net Listener...Done

      Configuring database...

      Database Configuration failed.  Look into /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/xe/config/log for details


      When I look at the logs I get the following error ORA-01034: ORACLE not available.  After receiving this error I have attempted to start Oracle manually.

      sqlplus "/as sysdba"


      SQL*Plus: Release Production on Tue Sep 3 11:34:07 2013


      Copyright (c) 1982, 2011, Oracle.  All rights reserved.


      Connected to an idle instance.


      SQL> startup

      ORA-00845: MEMORY_TARGET not supported on this system



      As you can see I got ORA-00845: MEMORY_TARGET not supported on this system error. Ok let's see what's going on with my partitions


      /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/xe/config/log# df -h

      Filesystem               Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on

      /dev/sda1                 46G  9.7G   34G  23% /

      none                     4.0K     0  4.0K   0% /sys/fs/cgroup

      udev                     3.9G  4.0K  3.9G   1% /dev

      tmpfs                    792M  964K  791M   1% /run

      none                     5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock

      tmpfs                    6.0G  164K  6.0G   1% /run/shm

      none                     100M   24K  100M   1% /run/user

      /dev/sda2                633G  238G  363G  40% /home

      /home/blah/.Private  633G  238G  363G  40% /home/blah

      For some reason I have two tmpfs filesystems one is 6Gbs and another just under 800 Mbs. I figured if I add the following line to my fstab file I'll be fine

      tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,size=6g 0 0