WARNING: oradism did not start up correctly. Return code: 16 errno 0 info1 1001 info2 65535

The problem was with the oradism executable itself.

The oradism executable cannot have 755 (rwx-r-x-r-x) permissions, and should be owned by root like other executables in the $ORACLE_HOME/bin directory.

The permissions for oradism must be 4750 with the SetUID bit for the owner, e.g. for 11.2:


1. cd $ORACLE_HOME/bin
2. chown root oradism
3. chmod 4750 oradism
4. bounce the database

  • December 28, 2015 | 16 views