ORA-01034: ORACLE not available

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Subject: ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
Posted by:  Christian Ruediger (ruedig…@rbg.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de)
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004

I've est up the Oracle DB 8.1.7 on Sun SOLARIS
Now I am Trying to create a new DB manually as described in
the Administrators Guide.
I have set the environment variables ORACLE_HOME and
I logged in as user SYSTEM , on the SUN-System i am logged
in as oracle-user.

when i try to connect vio sqlplus I get the following message:

ORA-01034: ORACLE not available
ORA-27101: shared memory realm does not exist
SVR4 Error: 2: No such file or directory

Can anybody help me?