Mike, FYI, Oracle's standard is to install oraenv and dbhome into /usr/local/bin by default. When the ORACLE_HOME is installed, that's one of the things the root.sh does. (It actually prompts you for the location, w/ a default of /usr/local/bin.) If you default the location to /usr/local/bin, but it isn't in your path when the startup scripts are being run, that's going to be a problem. -Mark -- Mark J. Bobak Senior Database Administrator, System & Product Technologies ProQuest 789 E. Eisenhower, Parkway, P.O. Box 1346 Ann Arbor MI 48106-1346 +1.734.997.4059 or +1.800.521.0600 x 4059 mark.bobak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:mark.bobak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> www.proquest.com<http://www.proquest.com> www.csa.com<http://www.csa.com> ProQuest...Start here. From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Rothouse Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 1:47 PM To: Pedro Espinoza Cc: Oracle-L Subject: Re: Auto-start Oracle on reboot problem Just sending a final e-mail on the resolution to my Oracle auto-start on reboot problem. I actually copied dbhome to /usr/bin and that resolved the problem. I think some of the other suggestions may have worked as well and I will try them on a test server when I more time. Thanks again to all who responded. And special thanks to Pedro for providing the location of the Solaris 10 log files containing the results of the server reboot. Mike On Jan 9, 2008 2:36 PM, Mike Rothouse < mrothouse@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:mrothouse@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote: Thanks Pedro. Was able to find the error in /var/svc/log/milestone-multi-user: default.log. Now to figure out why dbhome is not found during reboot. Perhaps because dbhome is not found in /usr/bin. Will begin investigation. Executing legacy init script "/etc/rc2.d/S99oracle". Oracle Startup/Shutdown Begins /etc/rc2.d/S99oracle: dbhome: not found ORACLE_HOME =  ? /etc/rc2.d/S99oracle: test: argument expected Legacy init script "/etc/rc2.d/S99oracle" exited with return code 1. On Jan 9, 2008 1:32 PM, Pedro Espinoza <raindoctor@xxxxxxxxx<mailto:raindoctor@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote: Given it is solaris 10, the whole rc scripts are legacy services, which in turn are controlled by svc.startd. Definitely, there should be logs in /var/svc/log/*. You should get something like the following: milestone-multi-user-server:default.log:Executing legacy init script "/etc/rc3.d/S911oracle". milestone-multi-user-server:default.log:Legacy init script "/etc/rc3.d/S911oracle" exited with return code 0.