I have just installed Oracle 11g XE on a Windows 7 VirtualBox VM, using all the default options.
"Getting Started" fails
When I click on Getting Started I get taken to http://127.0.0.1:8080/apex/f?p=4950 which fails. After some browsing I came across a suggestion to confirm the HTTP port, but I can't get this far, because I can't connect.
connect system fails
If I select Run SQL command line I get taken to a SQL prompt. I enter
connect system and get prompted for a password. I enter the password. I immediately get the following error:
ERROR: ORA-01033: ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress Process ID: 0 Session ID: 0 Serial number: 0
Info: Start database
This happens whether or not I run Start database first. (Start database just opens a Windows command prompt window.)
Info: Windows services
My Oracle services start as follows:
Starting the manual services doesn't resolve the problem. Enabling and starting the disabled service doesn't resolve the problem.
Is there something I haven't done? How can I resolve this connection error?