Oracle Database Configuration Assistant failed

Posted on 2002-05-25
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I am installing Oracle 9i Personal Edition on Windows 98.  I am letting the runInstaller create my DB.  After the software is installed, the runInstaller try to run the Oracle Database Configuration Assistant.  It fails with the following messages.  How do I fix it?

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/inprise/vbroker/CORBA/Object
     at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.backend.Host.<init>( in thread "main"
     at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.ui.UIHost.<init>(
     at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.ui.ProgressOnlyHost.<init>(
     at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.Dbca.getHost(
     at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.Dbca.execute(
     at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.Dbca.main(

Thanks, Sheila
Question by:baileys
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Expert Comment

ID: 7035098
  I think From Oracle 8i, Personal Edition also for

Windows NT System to Try It on NT System then See then

result, Bye take care

Expert Comment

ID: 7035101
Hi baileys,

Check if the product is certified for windows 98.
If yes, then it might need some additional patch before running the DB configuration.


Expert Comment

ID: 7035550
i think the problem is with java virsual machine not installed on the u os try to install it from
i think it is the problem.
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Author Comment

ID: 7037675
The way I understand the install procedures, Oracle loads a java virsual machine.

Expert Comment

ID: 7038756
I think that Personal Oracle 9i is not certified to run on Windows 98.

To check certified combinations please click:
Product Lifecycle button on the left toolbar.
Next click on Certification button
Click on the certifications by Product
Click on 'Oracle Server'
Click on 'Oracle Server-Personal Edition'


Author Comment

ID: 7041702
I downloaded from the Oracle site, the Personal Oracle 9i version for Windows 98.

Expert Comment

ID: 7041963
baileys is right. if you go to OTN, you can find "Oracle9i Personal Edition Release for Microsoft Windows 98" = I think metalink is out of date or OTN has a bad link. It's not the NT version that he downloaded, because that comes on 3 CDs.

There is an iTAR with the same problem 213864.995 where they said it was a certification problem. I do wonder what the heck is in this file.

Expert Comment

ID: 7041969
Check that you have met all of Oracles prerequisits. Perhaps you do not have a patch or something is not configured correctly in the O/S. There should be a readme with the version (I'm not going to d/l 500+M to check tho :0 ).

Your next bet is to go to OTN and explain to them what we have discovered.

Author Comment

ID: 7047141
I have the Java 2 Standard sdk version 1.3.1 loaded.  Do you think I need the Java 2 Enterprise sdk loaded?  I am asking this because the error message is aborting on a COBRA object.

Do I need to unload the Standard sdk before I load the Enterprise sdk?

Author Comment

ID: 7048416
I have solved my problem.  When I was installing Oracle, I was selecting the "Typical" option.  This option does not work.  The last time I tried to install Oracle, I selected the "Custom" option and made sure that the J2EE was loaded.  THIS WORKED!!!!!  I now have an Oracle Database on my system to learn JDBC.


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