I'm still googling for answers but it's looking like I won't be
finding one, so time to ask here.
I am working as a consultant with a 188.8.131.52 installation. I was
present when it was installed and didn't see anything out of the
ordinary happen. It seems to function normally with one exception -
no matter what I do, I get an ORA-01031
error when I try to connect with '/ as sysdba', which prevents
dbstart and dbshut from working. I have worked with other 9i
installations and have never had this problem before.
Most of the suggestions boil down to making sure that group
assignments are correct and that TWO_TASK is not set, and I've
followed up on both of those. The group that owns all of the files
in $ORACLE_HOME is the same one that's set in config.c and is the
oracle user's primary group. I am only expecting this to work as the
What else could be wrong?