RHL7 - Oracle12CR1 - SQLPlus Startup Error

Hello All,

I am new to Linux and I installed RHL7 Workstation Developer Edition on my Laptop (in VM). And I installed Oracle12CR1 using the steps provided in " http://www.tecmint.com/oracle-12c-installation-in-centos-6/ ".

I completed the installation successful and while starting the SQLPlus it shows the below error.

dbs]$ sqlplus / as sysdba

SQL*Plus: Release Production on Tue Oct 6 18:40:56 2015
Copyright © 1982, 2014, Oracle. All rights reserved.

Connected to an idle instance.

SQL> startup
ORA-01078: failure in processing system parameters
LRM-00109: could not open parameter file ‘/u01/app/oracle/product/12.1/db_1/dbs/initdbtest.ora’

[oracle@oracle dbs]$ pwd

[oracle@oracle dbs]$ ls -al
total 36
drwxr-xr-x. 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Oct 6 15:17 .
drwxrwxr-x. 71 oracle oinstall 4096 Oct 6 13:14 …
-rw-rw----. 1 oracle oinstall 1544 Oct 6 15:12 hc_dbtest.dat
-rwxrwxrwx. 1 oracle oinstall 1544 Oct 6 13:03 hc_orcl.dat
-rwxrwxrwx. 1 oracle oinstall 2998 Oct 6 14:02 init.ora
-rwxrwxrwx. 1 oracle oinstall 24 Oct 6 13:00 lkORCL
-rwxrwxrwx. 1 oracle oinstall 7680 Oct 6 13:02 orapworcl
-rwxrwxrwx. 1 oracle oinstall 2560 Oct 6 13:04 spfileorcl.ora
[oracle@oracle dbs]$

I tried copying init.ora file into initdbtest.ora but resulted another error, so removed initdbtest.ora.

Can someone help to resolve this error?

Thanks & Regards,
Suresh Kumar.A.

init.ora content the information about the data files and control file and logs files related to DB where it stored. just coping init.ora it won’t help, if you just moved the file to different location then you can try to specify the init file during startup ,
startup pfile=<directory_name>/init.ora

if you do not have backup then copy the init.ora and update your db information