5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2013 11:06 AM by 968655 RSS

    ORA-00444 & ORA-07446 while startup nomount with pfile(DB installation)


      I am trying to create a single instance 10g database in a rac machine (SOLARIS) I had setuped the pfile and create DB scripts too. When I try startup nomount with pfile its throwing below error.

      $ sqlplus

      SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Mon Jan 7 21:45:19 2013

      Copyright (c) 1982, 2007, Oracle. All Rights Reserved.

      Enter user-name: /as sysdba
      Connected to an idle instance.

      SQL> startup nomount pfile='/oracle/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db/dbs/initdrc.ora';
      ORA-00444: background process "LMD0" failed while starting
      ORA-07446: sdnfy: bad value '' for parameter .

      Please find the init file contents.

      *.dispatchers='(PROTOCOL=TCP) (SERVICE=drcXDB)'

      Already another rac database is running successfully on this machine through ASM. We are trying to use the same ASM instance for this single instance database. When I tried using dbca it was not reading the current ASM instance. Instead it was trying to create new instance. Thats y I was forced to create new DB manually.

      Kindly help in resolving this issue.

      SHIYAS M