Here are some quick memos about Oracle. They are mostly here to be a place where I can refresh my memory.
== Start a Oracle databse instance ==
* Setup paths and SID
* Start TNS Listner
* Startup the instance
$ sqlplus "/ as sysdba" SQL*Plus: Release 188.8.131.52.0 - Production on Mon Dec 3 11:51:25 2007 Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved. Connected to an idle instance. SQL> startup