I was under the impression that '/ as sysdba' works only when you are
a member of the administrators' group (on windows) or its moral
equivalent on *nix.
On Dec 6, 2006, at 5:14 PM, Janine Sisk wrote:
> 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 220.127.116.11 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 oracle user.
> What else could be wrong?