Hi. First let me say this is not my first time installing Oracle. I have installed oracle on Linux (just DB, ASM + DB) and Windows 7 x64 (just DB) successfully in the past. I've been working with Oracle for several years now. I'm a developer, not a DBA.
I'm attempting a new development installation on my home computer, which is running Windows 7 64-bit. I've downloaded the 64 bit media for the database and grid infrastructure.
My machine is a quad core i5 with 8GB ram. The storage is as follows:
1 x 64GB SSD (C: drive with Windows installation, 20GB free)
1 x 3TB spinning (D: drive, all program data, 2.8TB free)
4 x 1TB spinning (unmounted, unformatted, for use with ASM)
I have installed both the 32 bit and 64 bit current JDK.
I am logged in as an Administrator.
I have the oracle installation media in:
I have the ORACLE_BASE system environment variable set to:
D:\Oracle (this directory exists, and is empty)
Steps to produce problem:
Start > All Programs > Accessories > Terminal (Right click, run as Adminstrator)
Command Prompt input pasted below:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Oracle installer quits immediatly
I am left with an install actions log file in D:\Users\myuser\AppData\Local\Temp\OraInstall<currenttimestamp>\
The log file contains:
Using paramFile: D:\Temp\grid\install\oraparam.ini
Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors. Actual 4294967296 Passed
The number of files bootstrapped for the jre is 0.
The number of files bootstrapped for the oui is 0.
There are no errors in the Windows event viewer.
Any steps as to what I can check would be great, I've never seen this behavior before. Thanks.
Wow. I found the solution buried here: Re: Can't run Oracle 11g r2 setup.exe on win2008 r2 sp1 x64
Apparently if the amount of free space is too great (you're kidding me, right Oracle?!) the installer will just die. Sounds like a bug that someone should look into fixing....
So from the post I've mentioned above, I gather that you need less than 2 TB of free space. I navigated to my D drive and did the following:
D:\Temp>fsutil file createnew imhuge.dat 1024000000000
File D:\Temp\imhuge.dat is created
Now, the OUI happily starts.