I installed the Oracle express edition (10.2.0) on a Ubuntu virtual machine (I am very new to Oracle Databases). Dpkg returned with a swap error, so i followed this howto to install oracle manually: http://blog.qakq.com/2010/01/oracle-xe-swap-space-workaround-dpkg-x.html
Now, when I run sqlplus and login with either system or sys, I get following error:
ORA-01033: ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
I located some error log (/usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/admin/XE/bdump/alert_XE.log), which has following error message:
ORA-00202: control file: '/usr/lib/oracle/xe/oradata/XE/control.dbf'
ORA-27037: unable to obtain file status
This control.dbf file does not exist. Does anybody know why?
Update: I now tried the fiels from oracle-xe_10.2.0.1-1.1_i386.deb from a ubuntu/debian repository instead of the oracle-xe_10.2.0.1-1.0_i386.deb from the oracle website, the control.dbf isn't missing anymore, but I still get the initialization error..