LRM-00109: could not open parameter file

Hello Everyone,

When trying to start the instance , getting this ..
Enter user-name: sys as sysdba;
Enter password:
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/11.2.0/db_1/dbs/initDemo.ora’

solutuon one :
Check the Oracle SID name.  Wrong settings in bash profile.

Solution two :

I used to face this issue.

I realized that the error can be caused by the pfile not being found. You have to start the Oracle instance using a fully referenced pfile by issuing the following command:

SQL> startup pfile=<your pfile full path here>

path location: cd $ORACLE_HOME/db/dbs/init<SID>.ora

demo : /oracle/product/

SQL> startup pfile=’/oracle/product/’;

then sql>create spfile from pfile;

have a good day.


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