On Red Hat Linux 7.2 in installation DB Configuration Assistant fails to
create / start the Oracle start due ORA-27102 "Out of memory".
I have 512M of RAM and 1G of swap (which the system has used none). I set
my shmmax to 256M. I also tried to increase it to 1G and Retry with no
Is there a bug in the installation or am I doing something wrong? Can I
create the instance manually afterwards (the Assistant had finished the
parts "Copying database files" and "Initializing database").
Or should I just get more RAM (which should be not the case, as the system
isn't even swapping yet).
I've installed 9iR1 succesfully on the same box.