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Cluster Database not starting up. Permission error.

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Hi all,

I recently installed 2 node Oracle 11g RAC on RHEL5. While creating Clustered Database, database creation on second node (racnode2) failed. So, I connected */ as sysdba* on the node and executed startup only to get this error message:
SQL> startup
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
ORA-01565: error in identifying file '+RACDB_DATA/RACDB/spfileRACDB.ora'
ORA-17503: ksfdopn:2 Failed to open file +RACDB_DATA/RACDB/spfileRACDB.ora
ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
ORA-27123: unable to attach to shared memory segment
Linux Error: 13: Permission denied
Additional information: 196612
Additional information: 10
SQL>
But, *'+RACDB_DATA/RACDB/spfileRACDB.ora'* is present. I strongly believe it is a permission issue that ORACLE owned processes are not able to access disks owned by GRID user. I checked the permission of disks:
[oracle@racnode2 ~]$ cd /dev/oracleasm/disks
[oracle@racnode2 disks]$ ls -l
total 0
brw-rw---- 1 grid asmadmin 8, 65 Nov 19 19:15 CRSVOL1
brw-rw---- 1 grid asmadmin 8, 49 Nov 19 19:15 DATAVOL1
brw-rw---- 1 grid asmadmin 8, 81 Nov 19 19:15 FRAVOL1
[oracle@racnode2 disks]$
And also, ORACLE user has asmdba among other privileges.
[oracle@racnode2 disks]$ id
uid=1101(oracle) gid=1000(oinstall) groups=1000(oinstall),1201(asmdba),1300(dba),1301(oper) context=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t
Can someone shed light on what is happening? I am willing to furnish further data. Any help is highly appreciated.

Thanks,
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