I was wondering if anyone else has come across this issue with Solaris 7 and Oracle Database 7, I set the permissions of the folder as such chown -R oracle:dba /opt/oracle but when trying to install the database I keep getting permission denied even no I set it and I checked and it all had read/write/execute but soon as I goto installer and get to ocommon section it resets the permissions back so that the gorup dba no longer has write permission, anyone got any ideas ?

Thanks, yours Simon

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Open a terminal in CDE, exec

chown -R oracle:dba /opt/oracle

and then

chmod -R 775 /opt/oracle

and then start the Oracle Universal Installer (from terminal, you need graphic environment only to use the Installer)

  • I did that but it still says it don't have permission even if console installer
    – Wpgn
    Feb 16, 2023 at 18:51
  • @Wpgn, I edited my answer, please try this way. Feb 16, 2023 at 19:15
  • I did that and its still same out come I don't no what's going on with it, it makes dba writeable but soon as I load up database installer it resets to un-writable and gives error screenshot: i.ibb.co/2M42bVr/lo.jpg
    – Wpgn
    Feb 16, 2023 at 19:33
  • @Wpgn, as with user you run the installer? You should use oracle user. And IMHO this is not supported configuration (Oracle database 7 on Solaris 7) Feb 16, 2023 at 19:44
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    ooo I forgot to change to 775 thats it thanks Romeo :)
    – Wpgn
    Feb 16, 2023 at 20:13

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