Performing check for DetectAnyInvalidASMHome - Actual Result: The Oracle inventory is detected to be invalid (Doc ID 983984.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4 - Release: 10.2 to 10.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to install Oracle Database 10.2.0.2 in silent mode,
the following error occurs:

ERROR
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Performing check for DetectAnyInvalidASMHome
Checking for proper system clean-up....
Actual Result: The Oracle inventory is detected to be invalid
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Failed

Check complete: Failed Problem: The installer has detected that you may have an Automatic Storage Management (ASM) instance improperly configured or one that was not properly cleaned up from a previous install.
Recommendation: You must completely remove the ASM instance by deleting the entry for it from the oratab file, or you must configure it properly by ensuring that the oratab file is updated to point to a valid Oracle Home where ASM is configured.

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Cause

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