I have installed Oracle 8.1.6 on Red Hat Linux 7.1. The installation has been successful and now I want to create database. The problem it is giving me is that the startup command hangs and there is no repsonse from the server.
Well, I think that Oracle is not getting enough hardware resources because when I run $svrmgrl, it gives me an "end-of-file" error and then logs into svrmgr. But after that when I try to startup Oracle, it hangs even when I tried startup nomount.
I have 192 MB RAM in Linux server. When the Linux was fresh and there was nothing installed except Linux server, it was showing 90 MB RAM used. When I installed Oracle, the usage went to 178 MB even when Oracle server is shutdown. It seems to me that Oracle is not getting enough RAM that's why the server is not starting. Interestingly, the usage of SWAP is just 2%. It seems to me that Linux is unable to use SWAP and that's why it is using more of the RAM.
Well, that's what I have found out. Please give your comments about the problem. Is it related with Linux only or am I required to do something with Oracle also?