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INS-41871 and INS-41872 During Installation Of Oracle Grid Infrastructure (Doc ID 2580114.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


++ with response file, Silent Install fails with the below error.


$ ./ -silent -responseFile ${PWD}/install/response/dcapgrid.rsp -noconfig -noconsole -waitForCompletion -noCopy -ignorePrereqFailure
Launching Oracle Grid Infrastructure Setup Wizard...

[FATAL] [INS-41871] The user account you are using to install the software is not a member of the following OS groups: [ORAASM, DBA]
  CAUSE: The installation user account must be a member of all groups required for installation.
  ACTION: Change the installation users group memberships to include the required OS system privileges groups, or select system privileges OS groups in which the installation owner is a member.

[WARNING] [INS-41872] The OS group you selected as the ASM Administration Operator Group (ASMOPER) may not exist on the server.
  CAUSE: The installer cannot find the group you selected to be the ASMOPER group in the groups defined on the server, or in the Network Information Service (NIS).
  ACTION: Confirm that the group you want to use as the ASMOPER group exists on the server, or in NIS. Create or specify another group if it does not exist.

$ id
uid=200(oracle) gid=104(oinstall) groups=104(oinstall),103(dba),105(oraasm)

The relevant entries in the /etc/group file that shows the groups. Oracle is a member of dba and oraasm in spite of the INS-41871 error and, the asmoper group exists despite the INS-41872 warning.

$ egrep 'dba|dboper|asm' /etc/group



 New Installation.


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