Installing Personal Oracle 9i (9.0.x) on Windows NT/2000/XP

Installing Personal Oracle 9i (9.0.x)
on Windows NT/2000/XP
January 2001
Oracle9i Personal Edition
Release 1 (9.0.x)
for Microsoft Windows NT/2000/SP
1. Each student must register on the web at:
This is the website of the Oracle Workforce Development Program (WDP). They want to
know who you are - name and phone mostly. This website can also give you:
• A free subscription to Oracle Magazine
• Information about Oracle Certification
• Discounts on Oracle Certification Exams and Self Test Software
• Free access to the Oracle University Student Union
2. This software may only be used for academic purposes, to help you learn. It may not
be used for commercial purposes.
3. Students may NOT call Oracle Technical Support for help. You can read
documentation from the CD and get additional information over the web.
4. This software is not subject to a 30-day trial period. You may use it for your personal
learning as long as you are a student at UC Berkeley Extension.
1. There is some documentation of the CD.
2. More installation documentation is on the web at:
You need to know that Personal Oracle is part of the Oracle Server CD-pack.
3. Other installation help is available by using "OracleINSTALL" at
2. If you register (for free) with Oracle Technology Network (OTN), you can get more
technical information at:
These are general directions, you may need to modify them for your own computer. They
may be slightly different for each operating system.
Oracle requires a strong computer.
Minimum CPU
Recommended CPU
Minimum RAM
Recommended RAM
Minimum disk space
Recommended disk space
Personal Oracle 8i for 2000
Pentium 133
Pentium 200
64 Meg
128 Meg
1.7 Gigabytes
2 Gigabytes
After you follow the directions in the left column, you should see the screen shown in the
right column. Avoid using spaces in full path names, etc.
1. Close all applications,
including anti-virus software.
Do not try to install on a
compressed disk drive.
2. Put the CD in the drive.
AutoStart brings up this
screen after about 45
If your computer does not
AutoStart the CD, you may
need to run Setup by opening
the CD Rom drive in
Windows Explorer or “My
Computer” and doubleclicking on setup.exe.
Click “Next” to continue.
3. Accept the defaults unless
you may want to install
Oracle in a separate partition:
Source… (where the installer
will read the files to be
Assuming your CD-ROM
drive is D.
Destination….. (where the
installer will write the files on
your computer system).
(Adjust the drive letter to
whichever disk drive you with
to install upon.)
The above names may vary
with the version of Oracle 9i
being installed.
Press “Next” when ready. A
window that reads “Loading
products list. Please wait”
will appear for a few minutes.
4. Choose “Oracle 9i
Database 9.x.x.x” (version
number may vary). This is
the default selection. Press
“Next” to continue.
5. Choose “Personal Edition”
and Press “Next”.
Caution: Be sure that you
choose Personal Edition.
The other editions will
probably work on your
computer, but they are much
more difficult to install and
The remainder of these
instructions will apply only if
you choose Personal
Edition. The dialogues for
the other editions are quite
6. Accept the default
selection “General Purpose”
and press “Next”. This
setting really doesn’t matter
much for Personal Edition (it
is used to size and configure
the database for the other
7. Enter a Global Database
Name (the SID will be
automatically generated from
the Global Database name).
A name of no more than 8
characters is recommended
(e.g. ORCL9i) and you may
include a domain name if you
like (e.g.
Press “Next” when ready.
8. Choose the directory
where you want Oracle to
install the database files, or
accept the default displayed;
Click “Next” when ready.
9. Choose “Use the default
character set” (the default)
and Click “Next” to continue.
10. This screen shows all the
software that will be installed.
Click “Install” to begin the
actual installation.
11. This screen shows the
progress of the installation.
The process will run at least
an hour, but you will have to
watch it as it will ask you to
change CDs once or twice.
Note that a log file is being
written to:
C:\Program Files\Oracle\
After the install is complete,
you should take a look at this
12. After the main part of the
installation is complete,
configuration tools will be run
to configure the Oracle
instance and database. For
the Personal Edition, this is
fully automated, so you don’t
need to do anything while this
step runs.
13. Once the configuration
tools are complete, Oracle
will create the actual
database. This screen will
display to show progress of
the step. Again, you need
not do anything as the step is
fully automated.
14. This screen is displayed
when the database creation
has been completed. The
default passwords for the
“SYS” and “SYSTEM”
accounts in the database are
displayed. Some early
versions of 9i do not display
this screen. If you are
concerned about the security
of your database, you should
click the “Password
Management” button and
change these passwords as
anyone who has ever used
Oracle knows them (including
every hacker on the planet).
Click “Exit” when you are
15. If you clicked “Password
Management”, this screen is
displayed to allow you to
change passwords on
accounts and lock any
accounts you do not intend to
17. This screen is shown
automatically at the end of
the installation. Click “Exit” to
exit the Oracle Installer. We
recommend that you restart
your system before trying to
use Oracle.
After you complete the install, you may want to look at:
2. The log file.
C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\Logs\InstallActions.Log
However, these can be overwhelming.
Running Personal Oracle for the first time
When you first log on, you should make sure the Oracle
database has started. Right click the Task Bar at the bottom of
the screen and go to the Task Manager. Within the
PROCESSES tab you should see:
If you do not see these processes, you need to start the
Oracle database from the Database Administration tools.
To start Personal Oracle:
1. Start ➜ Programs
➜ Oracle – orahome91
➜ Application Development
➜ SQL Plus
You will get the logon screen
for Oracle.
First, log onto SYSTEM. This
user has DBA authority, so it
can set up new userids.
1. User Name = system
2. Password = manager
3. Host string = (blank)
1. Press OK.
You are now in the SQL*Plus
To see what users are setup:
Select username
From dba_users;
This lists all the users
currently on the system.
To create a new userid, enter the commands:
CREATE USER &userid IDENTIFIED BY &password;
where you substitute your own values for:
This shows the process of
creating a new userid.
Then log onto your new userid with the command:
CONNECT &userid;
Then you can run the Oracle script to build the tables you
need on your new userid.