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11.2.0 Silent Install Fails With INS-32035 Error (Doc ID 1062929.1)

Last updated on MARCH 23, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You are attempting to do a silent install of Database 11.2.0 and receive an error similar to the following...

[FATAL] [INS-32035] Unable to create a new central inventory at the specified location.
CAUSE: The central inventory location provided is not empty.
ACTION: Please provide another location for the inventory, or clean up the current location.


An interactive GUI install works fine, but silent install fails with INS-32035 error.  You are using a response file OR passing the parameters on the command line to runInstaller.


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