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Oracle 8i Client on a Pentium 4 Machine

By bozgood ·
I cannot get setup to run on several new Pentium 4 Dells. I understand that there is a known bug with Oracle 8i and a Pentium 4 and also that there is a workaround for this problem. Can anyone point me in the right direction other than gong to the Oracle website. I refuse to pay their outrageous fee to get on the website.

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by guy In reply to Oracle 8i Client on a Pen ...

copy cd to your hard drive and search for symcjit.dll and rename it to something else (symcjit.old). Run setup and be surprised. This is a known bug in the Oracle 8i installer (or should I say in the Pentium 4 instruction set) and is described in their knowledge base.


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by angela.brown2 In reply to Oracle 8i Client on a Pen ...

Workaround :
follow these steps:

1. Copy the contents of the \install directory to a temporary directory
your harddisk.

2. Search for all copies of the 'symcjit.dll' file, and rename them to

3. Go to the \install directory and open the 'oraparam.ini' file for
Please note this file is write-protected.

4. Change the JRE_MEMORY_OPTIONS parameter to

JRE_MEMORY_OPTIONS=-nojit -ms16m -mx32m

5. Save the oraparam.ini file.

6. Start the installation again.

Currently there is not a patched Installer available to deal with
this problem. One of the workarounds listed above must be used.

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