Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Re-installing Oracle

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Posted by Sebastiano Pilla on
I'd assume you are on Linux... Usually, getting ORA-03113 after an installation on Linux means that the kernel parameters aren't adequate for Oracle: look in the installation guides and in the various sources of information on the net for informations about shared memory sizes and semaphores. Depending on your Linux distribution, you may or may not have to recompile your kernel to make it use the new parameters.

About removing Oracle completely, I'd remove any directory with Oracle data files or binaries, then I'd remove the user and groups created during the previous installation, if they're not needed anymore. Finally, I'd take a good look at the /etc directory, with a couple of commands like find . -exec grep 'oracle' you should find any leftover files.