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I encountered the following error when attempting to start the database:

SVRMGR> startup
ORA-27121: unable to determine size of shared memory segment
SVR4 Error: 13: Permission denied


Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
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by:Kong
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1) Increase the size of shared memory in your /etc/system file (if on UNIX/LINUX):

set shmsys:shminfo_shmmax=<size in bytes>

Recommended size (debatable) is real memory.

2) Decrease the number of db_block_buffers (initialisation parameter)

3) Decrease your block size (which would mean rebuilding DB).
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by:UsamaMunir
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If You are working on Unix based system, try to start the database as root and as an administrator on NT plateform. If that doesn't solve the problem, u will have to contact oracle support.

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by:sunsapollos
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  Your os platform?
  Is your frist startup or no?
  If your os is unix,run ipcs command,see below:

  $ ipcs
IPC status from /dev/mem as of Fri Jul 20 13:19:24 CDT 2001
T        ID     KEY        MODE       OWNER    GROUP
Message Queues:
q         0 0x4107001c -Rrw-rw----     root   printq
Shared Memory:
m         0 0x0d05016b --rw-rw-rw-     root   system
m   5242881 0x0018084f --rw-rw----      mqm      mqm
m    917506 0x58059034 --rw-rw-rw-     root   system
m    393219 0x45567834 --rw-r-----   oracle      dba
 
  you can check the mode options.
  check oracle file attribe,It should be 6751
  $ ls -l oracle
-rwsr-s--x   1 oracle   dba      23112746 Jun 07 14:10 oracle

  I suggest you restart os and retry it.



   

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