Just installed Oracle 10.2.0.1 on redhat 6 and then upgraded to 10.2.0.4 applying patch p6810189. I want configure ASM before creating DB. I got an error below during localconfig add as root user:
Successfully accumulated necessary OCR keys.
Creating OCR keys for user 'root', privgrp 'root'..
Configuration for local CSS has been initialized
Adding to inittab
Startup will be queued to init within 30 seconds.
Checking the status of new Oracle init process...
Expecting the CRS daemons to be up within 600 seconds.
Giving up: Oracle CSS stack appears NOT to be running.
Oracle CSS service would not start as installed
Automatic Storage Management(ASM) cannot be used until Oracle CSS service is started
Methods like relink, localconfig delete/add, chown /tmp/.oracle didn't solve problem.
Also there some entries in /var/log/messages
orarac01 root: Oracle Cluster Synchronization Service starting by user request.
orarac01 init: /etc/init.conf: Unable to load configuration: No such file or directory