you need at least local CRS for ASM to work...
Have you tried "$ORACLE_HOME/bin/localconfig add"?
On 7/19/07, Jeremy Paul Schneider <jeremy.schneider@(protected):
> anyone know how to convert ASM back to single-instance? i've relinked with
> rac_off, removed the clusterware with rootdelete.sh, triple-checked
> init+ASM.ora (no mention of cluster_database), and rebooted for good measure
> - but every time I try to start ASM, I still get this error:
> SQL> startup
: unable to connect to Cluster Manager
> couldn't find anything on metalink, in the docs, or on the net... but maybe
> i've missed something?
> Jeremy Schneider
> Chicago, IL
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