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cdhar 07-26-2012 04:53 AM

oracle 11g install - oracle user passwd- Authentication Token Maniperror
 
Hi,

I am trying to install oracle 11g in linux x86_64 GNU/Linux. I need to install the software as oracle user as per installation docs.

But the machine which I got has already oracle enterprise manager and has oracle user under dba groups and I do not know the password.

So I was trying to reset the oracle user password and getting the following issue.

$ sudo su -
[root@hdg01jj]#passwd oracle
Changing password for user oracle
passwd: Authentication Token Manipulation error

I tried removing the password then also
[root@hdg01jj]#passwd -d oracle
Removing password for user oracle
passwd: Error

How do I change the password then? Please help as I am very new to linux world.

Thanks
cdhar

chrism01 07-26-2012 08:13 PM

You need to ask the person who gave you the box for the passwd; I take it this is a legal transaction.

(Its possible that the original setup used distributed passwd system eg NIS/LDAP ... similar to the concept of AD in MS-Windows)

You really need to get the setup/history info of this box from the previous owner.

cdhar 07-27-2012 07:13 AM

chown: changing ownership Operation not permitted
 
Thanks for the reply. Yes I got the oracle user password details from the admin

techguru666 08-21-2012 09:48 PM

This is a tutorial on installation of oracle:

http://www.expertslogin.com/linux-ad...edhat-linux-5/


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