Oracle 10g installation

Hi  My OS is windows xp and I am trying to install oracle 10g  on my OS but getting this error
"thrown when the IP address of a host cannot be determined"
any help would be appreciated to solve this because I am trying to learn Oracle 10g by my own that why I need this installtation on my pc.
Thanks in advance.
Smruti1Asked:
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Smruti1Author Commented:
Thanks JoeZ430 for quick response.
I went through this link
"http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=252780
Open netinfo and select the node "machines". For convenience I created a copy of "localhost" by selecting it and clicked on the "Duplicate" icon. Then changed "ip_address" to the static address and "name" to a host name of my chosing. Lastly, saved the changes.

but I don't know where I need to look for netinfo because my OS is Windows XP and  chnage the IP address using localhost.
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks in advance


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mglxxxCommented:
How is your PC connected to the network? Is it using a static IP address? If so, simply adding an entry for the hostname to
...\system32\drivers\etc\hosts could resolve that issue.
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Smruti1Author Commented:
Thanks mglxxx
I have sbc internet provider, so I think it's not a static IP address?
Thanks in advance
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harry_hendrataCommented:
one way of to set a static ip for your machine is to create a loopback adapter. you could follow the below instructions on how to create one.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839013

afterward, you could set a static ip for that adapter, and register that in your host file (c:\windows\system32\etc\hosts)

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mglxxxCommented:
If the PC is directly connected to the internet, i.e. not via a router, it's safe to assume that is getting a dynamic IP address.
In that case I'd go with the solution proposed by harry_hendrata, i.e. configure a loopback adapter with a static IP address
and have the hostname resolve to that address by registering it in the hosts file.
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Smruti1Author Commented:
Thanks harry_hendrata and Thanks mglxxx
I configured a loopback adapter but  now I  am unable to locate host file (c:\windows\system32\etc\hosts) . I performed these steps---> explorer  then C drive \windows\system32 but here I am not able to see etc folder.
Could you please tell me how can I register IP address.
Thanks in advance.
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Smruti1Author Commented:
Thanks to all.
 Thanks harry hendrata and Thanks mglxxx
First I configured a loopback adapter with a static IP address
 registered it in the hosts file. and now  I successfully installed oracle 10g on my pc without any error message.
Thank you very much.
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mglxxxCommented:
That's good news. Apparently you figured out by yourself that the full path of the hosts file is C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
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