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Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) Installation On Oracle Linux 5.0 - A brief guide to installing Oracle 11g Release 2 (11.2) on Oracle Linux 5.0.



Aman.... said...

Thanks a bunch for the article sir, as usual, its very nice! A small doubt, why you didn't choose Drid Infrastructure as a part of of installation?

regards
Aman....

Tim... said...

Hi.

This is the simplest installation I could do. The infrastructure requires ASM, which in turn requires extra disks/partitions. It's not the sort of installation I would use at home for testing.

I will be doing that type of installation for RAC though.

Cheers

Tim...

dochallam said...

Shouldn't the entry in the .bash_profile have your actual fully qualified domain name? So if, for example, your FQDN was myhost.mydomain then you'd put:

ORACLE_HOSTNAME=myhost.mydomain
export ORACLE_HOSTNAME

rather than

ORACLE_HOSTNAME=oel5-11gr2.localdomain
export ORACLE_HOSTNAME

Other than that, an excellent article - thanks.

Tim... said...

Hi.

"oel5-11gr2.localdomain" is my fully qualified name.

"oel5-11gr2" is the machine name. "localdomain" is my domain name.

Cheers

Tim...

dochallam said...

Right you are Tim, I see your point and there's nothing incorrect about your instructions. Didn't mean to be critical as I find this site really helpful (it was highly recommended by my more knowledgeable DBAs). Just that I made the mistake of just copying the lines into my .bash_profile and wanted to save others from making the same error as me; I know, I should have read it more carefully...

Thanks again for the great notes...

Tim... said...

Hi.

Don't worry. I wasn't offended. :)

10 years of publishing on the net has given me a pretty thick skin. :)

Cheers

Tim...

Frank said...

Great quick summary. I do hope Oracle Install Guide can be written like this.

Just some minor update:

The range is actually 9999 -- 65500 instead of the following. This will be caught during install (unless one wants to ignore it)

net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 1024 65000

Tim... said...

Hi.

So weird. I changed the article today because the installer told me I needed 1024-65000. Also changed the rmem_default, based on the installer recommendation. Now you've added this comment, which is telling me to change them back...

I've changed the article back to the original values mentioned in the install guide.

Freaky.

Cheers

Tim...

Christoph Jahn said...

There is one package missing in the installation list: pdksh

Tim... said...

Hi.

You will see the KSH package is installed in place of the PDSKH package, so the installation works fine.

Cheers

Tim...

Niru said...

Very short n sweet....
thanks Tim.

Rod said...

Hi
I had a little problem when I use ./runInstaller
A message came into the terminal "./runInstaller: line: 135: [:too many arguments
:./runInstaller: line 139: /u1/app/oracle/product... :No such file or directory" I follow step by step the guide
Hope u anwer soon thanks!

AzyBoy said...

Hi Tim,

Hope you could help. Yes finally i managed to installed Red Hat Linux 5 and then after spending ages i installed Oracle 11g on Linux.
Just to let you know i am using VMWare for Linux and Oracle.

Now the problem is that after installing oracle - whats next-how do i see the database etc- as the installation i performed i did it without database as i want to create it afterwards-now!

Tim... said...

See your answer in the forum.

Cheers

Tim...

Vimal said...

Hi Tim,
I have a doubt. Can I use Oracle-Validated rpms in RHELs as well?

Tim... said...

Hi.

Yes, but only for RHEL5.

Cheers

Tim...

Needs one correction said...

rpm -Uvh binutils-2.*
rpm -Uvh compat-libstdc++-33*
rpm -Uvh compat-libstdc++-33*.i386.rpm
rpm -Uvh elfutils-libelf*
rpm -Uvh gcc-4.*
rpm -Uvh gcc-c++-4.*
rpm -Uvh glibc-2.*
rpm -Uvh glibc-common-2.*
rpm -Uvh glibc-devel-2.*
rpm -Uvh kernel-headers-2.6.18-274.el5.x86_64.rpm <<<<<<----------------need to add this rpm too otherwise it will fail few other rependent rpms
rpm -Uvh glibc-headers-2.*

Tim... said...

Hi.

If you have installed the package groups I suggested, this would already be present.

Cheers

Tim...

Vimal said...

Hi Tim, this is a general question. I attempted installing 11gr2 on OEL5 32 bit. After invoking runInstaller, I couldn't surpass prerequisite checks as it fails in EACH section of the check, although I have completed all the pre-requisites already.

What wonders me is that, even it mentions the status as Failed for the group and user existence. I kindly appreciate your guidance in this issue.

Tim... said...

Hi.

I've not installed Oracle on a 32-bit OS for years. If you can I suggest you install OEL5 64 bit, then install the 64 bit version of Oracle. That way the prerequisites listed will definitely work.

Cheers

Tim...

Yas said...

Thanks a lot Tim for this guide, helped me a lot.

Michael said...

SELINUX=permissive ?

Tim... said...

Hi.

Yes. In earlier point releases, the recommendation was to disable it altogether.

If you want to use it, probably best to set it at permissive for the install, the switch to enforced and configure it later.

Cheers

Tim...

Hendra Kurniawan said...

Hi,

i followed your tutorial but when i run runInstaller i got an error

./runInstaller: line 97: /root/database/install/.oui: peermission denied

do you have any solution of this?

thks.

Tim... said...

Hi.

Please ask questions in the forum!

Thoughts:

- Is the Oracle media owned by the Oracle user?

Cheers

Tim...

John said...

after installation its working fine once reboot my machine i can't able to login EM. Why???

Tim... said...

Hi.

Check out this:

http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/misc/basic-enterprise-manager-troubleshooting.php

If that doesn't help, please ask question with more details in forum, not in the comments...

Cheers

Tim...

DO NOT ask technical questions here, that's what my forum is for!

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