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OpenVMS: 11gR2 aborts with: DCL-F-NOMSG, Message number 00038004 (Doc ID 2109008.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
HP OpenVMS Itanium


RunInstaller fails as shown below:

- checking OpenVMS quota settings
OpenVMS quota setting checked successfully.

Please specify the location for ORACLE_BASE
This must be a directory on an ODS-5 formatted disk
and must NOT be within/under ORACLE_HOME


Please specify the location to be used for ORACLE_HOME


Please specify the location for temporary files created during installation.

NOTE: The TMP logical points to "/disk$appl/oracle/tmp"
- press ENTER to accept this as the default

Enter scratchPath:

Error in writing to directory sys$scratch:/OraInstall2016-02-19_04-46-55PM. Plea
se ensure that this directory is writable and has atleast 1 MB of disk space. In
stallation cannot continue.
: no such file or directory
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

INFORMATION:  A number of temporary logicals and global symbols have been
             defined which may have overridden your defaults.

             It is recommended that you LOGOUT and LOGIN again to ensure
             that these are cleaned up.

%DCL-F-NOMSG, Message number 00038004


 New 11gR2 install on HP OpenVMS Itanium


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