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LRM-00109: could not open parameter file "string"

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I am trying to create a database manually. I already have a database on this system named "dbkhur" that was created while installing Oracle 9.2. And I am recieving the following error:

LRM-00109: could not open parameter file
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters

Can some body please help?


Step by step instructions for manually creating databases can be found here:

The LRM-00109 often happens:

1.  If the database name, instance name or service name are different . . .

2.  If you don't specify the pfile location in the startup command:
startup pfile=$ORACLE_HOME/admin/xxx/pfile/<pfile_name>

The Oracle documentation has the following to say about LRM-00109:

"LRM-00109: could not open parameter file "string"
Cause: The parameter file does not exist.
Action: Create an appropriate parameter file."



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