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Pinned topic WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

‏2006-01-30T22:30:29Z |
While installing Db2 E-C on XP SP2 the first time, I got an error message in the installer about:

DB29501E DB2 has found an inconsitend environment, check: "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916". (translated from german)

This error now is also displayed no matter which program i want to start from the start menu.

I do have a db2instance environemtn variable which reads "DB2".

Any Idea?

Greetings
Bernd
Updated on 2012-12-05T06:18:00Z at 2012-12-05T06:18:00Z by SystemAdmin
  • rfchong
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    Re: WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

    ‏2006-01-31T00:32:22Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    Hello,

    I'd suggest you check these files:
    ...\My Documents\DB2LOG\db2.log
    ...\My Documents\DB2LOG\db2wi.log

    Both or only one may show up. These files capture messages during the installation. Look for "error" and see what you find. I suspect something went wrong during the installation, possibly, the DB2 instance was not created (you can check if the service DB2-DB2-0 exists or not, if it's not there, then the DB2 instance was not created). You can create this instance manually from the DB2 Command Window using this command:

    db2icrt db2

    Regards,

    Raul F. Chong
    IBM DB2 UDB Express Community Facilitator
    Email: db2x@ca.ibm.com
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

      ‏2006-01-31T01:44:45Z  in response to rfchong
      Same situation with me.

      Xp Pro Sp2; I selected the start manual option.

      Is this related to XP Pro SP2 security. I have run into having to identify preograms and ports as exceptions for other programs on XP Pro sp2.
      • SystemAdmin
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        Re: WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

        ‏2006-01-31T02:11:44Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        making the enviroment changes; AND REBOOTING solved the problem
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

      ‏2006-01-31T14:01:33Z  in response to rfchong
      Thanks for the info with the log files. The Instance was indeed not created.

      Sadly enough I could not reproduce the Problem, but I suspect it was a PATH or CLASSPATH or TEMP variable which caused the problem, because those I had fixed inbetween. Installing multiple times with intermediate reboots solved the problem :-(

      I can now use it.

      Gruss
      Bernd
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

      ‏2012-11-09T00:57:10Z  in response to rfchong
      como puedo hacer para instalar e db2 express c.
      en window 7 ultimate.ya que aparece este problema cuando selecciono cualquier archivo de DB2: db2:instance:-2029059916
    • SystemAdmin
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      Re: WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

      ‏2012-12-05T06:18:00Z  in response to rfchong
      Hi Raul,

      It's very useful to me.Around 8 hours I was struggling with this issue.Now I have created the instance successfully.It's working fine now.(OS-Win 2008)

      Thanks a lot.

      Regards,
      Chitra Thambirajan
  • MrData
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    Re: WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

    ‏2006-01-31T01:05:16Z  in response to SystemAdmin
    First check system environment variables once again(Setting->Control Panel->System Advanced; Environment variables; System Variables ):

    DB2INSTANCE=DB2
    DB2PATH=C:\IBM\SQLLIB (example value)

    then check the name of your instance:
    db2ilist

    if the instance name is DB2 (which is OK) try to remove the instance

    db2idrop DB2

    and recreate it:
    db2icrt DB2

    or you can try:
    db2icrt -u db2admin DB2

    (first command will run DB2 as local system, second as db2admin, where db2admin is a user of your choice, but should have administrative priviledges on windows).

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      Re: WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

      ‏2006-10-03T10:31:45Z  in response to MrData
      Thanks.

      The info is really useful.
      • Janjao
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        Re: WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

        ‏2010-03-02T13:42:35Z  in response to SystemAdmin
        Thanks.
    • hevellyn
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      Re: WinXP: Installation PRoblem DB29501E "DB2INSTANCE: -2029059916"

      ‏2014-05-13T21:00:02Z  in response to MrData

      Saved my life! thanks!!!