Tutorial 2: Installing Oracle 11g on Fedora 12

This tutorial will discuss how to install Oracle 11g on the Fedora 12 operating system. Make sure you have read the previous tutorial before starting this one. Your server should be completely setup with the necessary file systems, kernel parameters, and so forth before proceeding with this tutorial.


Binaries

The first thing you need to do is to download the 11.2.0.1 Oracle database binaries from Oracle's website. The 11.2.0.1 binaries consists of two zip files that you can obtain from the database download page on their website. Once they are downloaded make a directory such as follows as the oracle user:

	/home/oracle/software/

Copy the two files there and then unzip both of them as the oracle user:

	unzip *.zip

It should have created a "database" directory. You can remove the two zip files now and start the install.


Installing the Binaries

You will need to perform the following steps on the physical Linux host. If you are doing it over putty from a different machine then you will need to setup an X window client so the installer can display the install windows to your remote display.

1. First set the oracle base at the Unix prompt as the oracle user:

	export ORACLE_BASE=/ora/fs2000/s00/oracle/

2. Go into the binaries and run the installer:

	cd database
	./runInstaller -ignoreSysPrereqs

3. Soon a window will appear, unclick "E-mail me about security updates" and click next.

4. Click "Install Database Software Only" option and click next.

5. Pick single instance and click next.

6. Click next at the language page.

7. Choose "Enterprise Edition" and click next.

8. Set the software location to the oracle home to:

	/ora/fs2000/s00/oracle/product/11.2.0.1/

9. Change the oracle inventory to:

	/var/opt/oracle/oraInventory

10. On the operating system groups page just click next.

11. Click Ignore on the pre-reqs page and click next (this page won't ever succeed since it is looking for things that the enterprise version of Redhat has, but it doesn't matter).

12. Click Finish on the final page and the binaries will now install.

13. After the binaries have installed it will show you a couple scripts you need to run as root. Open a terminal prompt and switch to the root user and run these. The scripts will ask some questions but just ignore that and hit the enter key at any question and everything will work. Once you have run the scripts as root then click the Okay button on the dialog box.

14. Now click close and the binaries have been installed.

Continue to the next tutorial to create a database.

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