I am trying to run this database and it given me all kids of problems. Please someone help.

ORA-00704: bootstrap process failure
ORA-39700: database must be opened with UPGRADE option
Fri Dec 30 16:08:56 2005
Error 704 happened during db open, shutting down database
USER: terminating instance due to error 704
Instance terminated by USER, pid = 3990
ORA-1092 signalled during: ALTER DATABASE OPEN...
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jrb1senior developerCommented:
check this:

Have you tried doing this ?

SQL> startup mount;
SQL> alter database open upgrade;

or try this

SQL> startup upgrade;

According to a metalink note ..

".....Starting in 10.2, we have a new check to be sure that the data dictionary version and the instance version are the same, in order to open the database for normal operation. If you create the database and run catalog and catproc before shutting down, then all will be well. If you shutdown the database before running catalog and catproc, you need to open the database in UPGRADE mode, and run both those scripts, before trying to open the database for normal use. "

After doing the above if the database startsup correctly, do this :

SQL>@<oracle home>/rdbms/admin/catalog.sql
SQL>@<oracle home>/rdbms/admin/catproc.sql

Running these two scripts will recreate the the Data Dictionary and hopefully everything should be fine.


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gorhamoienAuthor Commented:
I tried that solutions but now getting more issues.

Install_driver(Oracle) failed: Can't load '/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.6/i386-linux-thread-multi/auto/DBD/Oracle/' for module DBD::Oracle: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.6/i386-linux-thread-multi/ line 230.

jrb1senior developerCommented:
Darn.  I'd have hoped the alert log would have pointed directly to a solution, but now things seems to be worse.

For that, you need to add a


or maybe


Find out the above said 'so' namely ( or it's equivaent ) and create a llink to the same in the /usr/lib  and the /usr/ocal/lib directory with name and then try.

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