I'm a college student and am forced to try and install oracle on windows 7 pro (knowing full well it isn't supported by windows 7 yet). After 10 hours I'm...frustrated.
I assumed oracle 11gR1 x64 was my best chance of success.
i can (finally) get as far as the Oracle Database Configuration Assistant when it errors out:
ora-01031 insufficient privileges.
if i hit ignore, then ignore again, ora-01034: oracle not available appears
hittting ignore 3x generates
ora-01034: oracle not available
ora-27101: shared memory realm does not exist
hitting ignore again generates:
ora-01503 create controlfile failed
ora-01565 error in identifying file c\:oracle11g\oradata\orcl\system01.dbf
ora-27041 unable to open file
I am logged into Windows 7 as an admin.
I have tried right clicking the command prompt and selecting "as administrator" and tried executing the setup.exe file from there -- it fails.
I have installed the loopback adapter and used in the hosts file:
10.10.10.10 [my computer host name] .mydomain.com [my computer host name]
I have modified the refhost.xml file:
<!--Microsoft Windows 7-->
i have googled ora-01031 and all the other errors and the few solutions i've found are abbreviated expert opinions that assume a level of knowledge way beyond my own.
a step by step process / solution would be awesome.
any help would definitely be appreciated!