./runInstaller: line 106: /: No such file or directory

Junior DBA’s struggle sometimes and scratch their head without knowing the cause of simple errors.

Instead of trying to search for the error on internet,it is better to look at the error and identify the cause.

I try to execute runInstaller from a directory path to install the grid software where the software files actually exists but the name of directory has spaces when i copied from windows using winscp like this

[root@exadb2 ~]# cd /cell/GRIDDATABASE\ 11G\ 64\ BIT/

The installation file should be unzipped completely before copying the files to linux.So runInstaller consider the space as multiple folders and couldnot find the absolute path from the root folder.

Another point to keep in mind is appropriate permissions on the folders with ownership.Followed by the oracle inventory file.

Once i renamed the directory with single name,runInstaller was able to identify the oui from the absolute path.

[root@exadb2 GRIDDATABASE 11G 64 BIT]# cd ..
[root@exadb2 cell]# mv GRIDDATABASE\ 11G\ 64\ BIT/ software
[root@exadb2 cell]# cd software/

[root@exadb2 software]# chmod -R 777 *
[root@exadb2 software]# cd grid/
[root@exadb2 grid]# ./runInstaller

The user is root. Oracle Universal Installer cannot continue installation if the user is root.
: No such file or directory
[root@exadb2 grid]# su - oracle
[oracle@exadb2 ~]$
[oracle@exadb2 ~]$ cd /cell/software/grid/
[oracle@exadb2 grid]$ ./runInstaller
You do not have sufficient permissions to access the inventory '/oracle/orainventory'. Installation cannot continue. It is required that the primary group of the install user is same as the inventory owner group. Make sure that the install user is part of the inventory owner group and restart the installer.: No such file or directory
[oracle@exadb2 grid]$ vi /etc/oraInst.loc
[oracle@exadb2 grid]$
[oracle@exadb2 grid]$ su
[root@exadb2 grid]#  vi /etc/oraInst.loc
[root@exadb2 grid]#
[root@exadb2 grid]# su - oracle
[oracle@exadb2 ~]$ cd /cell/
base/         home/         lost+found/   orainventory/ software/
[oracle@exadb2 ~]$ cd /cell/software/grid/
[oracle@exadb2 grid]$ ./runInstaller
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking Temp space: must be greater than 120 MB.   Actual 9496 MB    Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 150 MB.   Actual 2047 MB    Passed
Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors

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