how do I fix DBCA not launching errors

sikyala used Ask the Experts™
I copied binary files from a filesystem backup and now I am trying to launch DBCA to create a database and I keep getting the following error:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: oracle/bali/share/sort/Comparator at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.Dbca.getHost(

Java software is installed etc. However, I keep getting this error. Is there anything I should have done or changed in order to get it to open up?
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Install oracle using ./runinstaller. Then try DBCA.
Asked by: sikyala

I copied binary files from a filesystem backup a...
If the source of that backup was another host, you may need to follow the procedure for
Cloning an Oracle Home detailed in the fine Oracle® Database Installation Guide.
sikyalaSenior Database Administrator


does the instructions for the installation guide apply to oracle 10g
Yes, but there are also the same instructions in the 10g installation manual.

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