I'm using Peoplesoft and the database is oracle version is 8.1.7.
I tried to startup the Oracle instance.
The following are the steps that I did to start up the Oracle instance.

1. connected to 155.161.96.247 as superuser.
2. Connected as Oracle User.
3. At the "$" prompt type "svrmgrl"
4. At the "svrmgr>" prompt type "connect internal"
5. and in the next line at the prompt type "startup"
This is the message I get.

SVRMGR> startup
ORACLE instance started.
Total System Global Area 43438240 bytes
Fixed Size 73888 bytes
Variable Size 26464256 bytes
Database Buffers 16777216 bytes
Redo Buffers 122880 bytes
ORA-01079: ORACLE database was not properly created, operation aborted

I checked the initHRDEMO8.ora in /disk1_2/oracle/product/8.1.7/dbs. It seems
to be correct.

Can you please tell me where it could have gone wrong ?

How do I log as system user ?
When I type SQLPLUS, asks for "username" and "password".

Thanks

Best Regards
Kumar