OBIEE 11g: Error: "error in starting OPMN server operation aborted because of a system call failure or internal error" During Installation (Doc ID 1429353.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2017

Applies to:

Business Intelligence Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] to 11.1.1.9.0 [Release 11g]
Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.5.0 [1308] to 11.1.1.9.0 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

You install OBIEE 11.1.1.5.0 on Linux 64-bit, but it fails with the following error message while creating AS instance:

error in starting OPMN server operation aborted because of a system call failure or internal error


You see the following in the install log:

The oracle instance is not empty. Select a different location or remove the instance at this location.

Cause

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