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I am trying to install oracle 10g from the cd

when I clicked autorun

black screen for oui has come
and after some time
it says..
Error in writing to the directory"C:...."  Please ensure that this directory is writable and has atleast 45 MB of disk space.. Installation cannot continue...
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by:sathyagiri
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Check if you enough free space on your C:\. Also check if you have enough space on your temp folders and if you have read/write permissions on the same.
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by:dbaseek
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enough space left in my c:/
what is actually temp folder?
what do  you mean by read write permission for c:/
How can I know that??
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by:sathyagiri
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Right click on your C:\ on windows explorer and check the security tab to see if u have read-write permissions.
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by:dbaseek
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I right clicked the c:\ I could see sharing and security option
I don't see any read write permission option..
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by:sathyagiri
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Try creating a folder on your C:\ and see if that works. This will show if you have read/write permissions.

Also to find your temp folder. Open cmd prompt and type echo %temp% .

Check if you permissions on that folder also.
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by:dbaseek
ID: 19659563
I creatd a new folder
right click -- properties
Attribute: Readonly not checked
               Hidden not checked

result of echo %temp% is
C:\DOCUME~1\mathew\LOCALS~1\TEMP

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by:sathyagiri
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Hmm.. Are you logged in as a admin user on your system ??
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by:dbaseek
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WHEN I LOG IN MY COMPUTER IT IS ASKING FOR USER NAME AND PASSWORD
FOR THE PASSWORD OPTION I DON'T GIVE ANYTHING
I CLICK OK....IT GOES TO THE DESKTOP
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by:Tolomir
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Well basically it seems like you are no Administrator.

There is a fast check for this:

If you need to quickly tell if the person currently logged onto a PC is a local administrator of the Windows server, right click on the START button. If you see "Open All Users" rather than just "Open," the account is in the local Administrators group.

Tolomir
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by:Tolomir
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Apart from that I suggest you take a look at oracle express edition instead of the oracle 10g full version (for which you require a license after 30 days anyway)

http://www.oracle.com/technology/xe/index.html

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that's free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer.

It's fully code compatible with oracle 10g standard / enterprise edition

Oracle Database XE is free for runtime usage with the following limitations:
" Supports up to 4GB of user data (in addition to Oracle system data)
" Single instance only of Oracle Database XE on any server
" May be installed on a multiple CPU server, but only executes on one processor in any server
" May be installed on a server with any amount of memory, but will only use up to 1GB RAM of available memory

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by:dbaseek
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I did according to you
right click of start
click open all users and then what

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by:Tolomir
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....If you see "Open All Users" rather than just "Open," the account is in the local Administrators group....

Another test would be to double click on the clock in the system tray.

A restricted user would get no permission to open it.

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The thing is, your error message is in most times appearing when a restricted user is trying to install software (on drive c:)

So the experts here assume this also for a start, especially as you stated you are a beginner in this subject.

So we have to look for a different solution.

 


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by:dbaseek
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when i click the clock date and time manager popping up.. no problem with that
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by:dbaseek
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How can I resolve this issue?
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by:Tolomir
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Seems to me like you are still having the wrong permissions (just read access ) on (certain folders) on  drive c:

That directory oracle want to write to, could you check the permission settings for that, please.

This should help you there:

How to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308418/



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by:dbaseek
ID: 19660141
I followed you
Now When I right click c:\ ---properties---security---
I can see six different group or user names
i can see options for allow and deny permissions
I gave permissions full control to          every users
it did not work out
again I tried with read and write

It did not work

what should I do?
What is next?
What is wrong with me?/
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by:Tolomir
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you must also go to advanced and click on inherit permissions to the child folder

Windows XP: When viewed by an Administrator, the check boxes in the Allow and Deny columns in the Security tab for an inherited permission are entirely disabled. To change whether file permissions are inherited, press the Advanced button. The box labelled Inherit fom parent the permission entries that apply to child objects determines whether file permissions are inherited.
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by:Tolomir
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For details see also:

Understanding Windows NTFS Permissions
http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Understanding-Windows-NTFS-Permissions.html

Please read the article (especially Inherited vs. Explicit Permissions)

This should help to understand the write problems.

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Btw. I think there is nothing wrong with you :-)

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by:dbaseek
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Sir I clicked advanced

from the permission entries
inherited from is still 'not inherited'
I cannot change that how can I change it
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by:Tolomir
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Can you click on the checkbox left of: "Inherit from parent...", so that it is checked?

or it it grayed out?

Have you also selected the right folder

like c:\oracle where you want to install the oracle server?

Click Start, click My Computer, and then locate the file or folder where you want to set permissions.
Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
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by:dbaseek
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in the security
user is enabled
then click advanced
then permission entries
enabled the users
then what
(I don't see any option for "inherit from parents")
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by:dbaseek
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yes I see exactly...
But My inherited option still says "not inherited"

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by:Tolomir
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can you click on that checkbox [x] as shown in the picture?

then press ok and you are done. All permissions in this window should be inherited to all child files/folders.

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by:dbaseek
ID: 19666704
In the window

I have the option for checking mark for "Repalce permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects"
not any option for"Inherit from parent the permission entries that applies to child objects......"
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by:Tolomir
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Yes this happens when you want to change the permissions of the root folder

e.g. c:\

something I don't recommend.

As I mentioned above, pick a subfolder where you want to install oracle into (it will of cause create several subfolders below this.

As example

go to c:\program files

create a folder called oracle.

Now start the installer and pick

c:\program files\oracle as installation target.

Since you've created that folder oracle you are the owner and should have all permissions to install Oracle into it.

Report back,
Tolomir

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by:dbaseek
ID: 19668129
I went to C:
created a folder oracle

then I went to d: where cd for the oracle 10g
double click set up
still same error

what to do?
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by:Tolomir
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Ok, could you give me the exact folder where oracle wants to install to.

Would it be possible for you to download the current oracle version from here:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/oracle10g/htdocs/10201winsoft.html

This should give you a zip file, that you should unzip to a folder (make sure that you extract with folders).

Then you should get a folder called "database"

Within database there is an setup.exe

Execute this, follow instructions.

I did this several times and always without problems, maybe the version on the CD is just bad.

Tolomir



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by:dbaseek
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Sir I tried with another computer It can install from the cd
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by:Tolomir
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Ok then it might help to create a new account with Administrator permission and try to install with that account.

Sounds to me like the profile of that account is damaged or misconfigured.

Could it be any spyware/malware issue perhaps. Could you make a system scan with www.prevx.com to be sure.

Thank you,
Tolomir
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by:dbaseek
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I downloaded from prevx from the following link and scan system scan and folder

http://info.prevx.com/download.asp?grab=pinnacle
I created a new account

named kureekad

logged in

tried to install
other than the pervious error "please ensure that the directlry is writable and has atleast 45mb of disk space"
I can see this error message in the bottom part of oui  "zip file read error"
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by:Tolomir
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Have you make a diskcheck on that drive, maybe it's just the filesystem having problems.

open a shell with "Win key+r" -> cmd <enter>

then start

c:\any_path> chkdsk c: /f

windows will tell you that the drive is locked so the check will be done on the next reboot.

so reboot and take a look at the result.
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by:Tolomir
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Just curious, did prevx solve the problem and/or any more details now?

Tolomir
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