I couldn’t wait for the x64 version of Oracle 11g for Vista so I downloaded and installed the x32 version and installed it under Vista x64. The install went perfectly and the management web site worked flawlessly, I don’t have a metalink account so I couldn’t configure that portion of the install.
I had a database export that was created in 10g and needed it in an 8i export format, so these are the steps I performed:
- import 10g Oracle .dmp file into 11g
- create a Windows 2000 VM and install Oracle 8i
- open port 1521 on the 11g Oracle server
- create a TNS names entry for the 11g server in Windows 2000
- from the Windows 2000 VM use the export command to connect to the 11g server and export the data
No. 2 caused me the most grief and should have been easy right, well apparently a bug exists in the Oracle 8.1.6 installer and when you run setup it runs and then exits. A bug exists in that version of the product and these are the steps you must do to get setup to run (after finding this forum post):
- copy the installation CD to a directory in your TMP folder
- search the directory for a file named symcjit.dll and rename it to symcjit.old
- run setup from the install/win32 folder
Everything was great after that and got my Oracle 8i dump file which I required.
ORACLE 8i BUG:1507768 INSTALLER FAILS WHEN RUNNING ON NEW PENTIUM 4 (IV) PROCESSORS
ORACLE 8i BUG:1507946 INSTALLER FAILS WHEN RUNNING ON NEW INTEL PENTIUM 4 (IV) PROCESSORS