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Friday, September 24, 2010

Oracle 10g R1 ( SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9

Oracle 10g R1 ( is Novell SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 (SLES9)certified. This document will help you to install Oracle 10g R1 on SLES9. If you encounter any problem, please post your question to suse-oracle@suse.com. Note: For SUSE LINUX 9.2/9.3 you can refer “Introduction to Oracle 10g on SUSE LINUX 9.3 (http://ftp.novell.com/partners/oracle/docs/10gR1_sl93_introduction.pdf)”. Required Software and Reference Documents Novell • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 and Service Pack 2. You can download Eval copy from http://www.novell.com/products/linuxenterpriseserver/eval.html • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Documentation http://www.novell.com/documentation/sles9/index.html Oracle • Oracle Database 10g Release 1 ( Enterprise/Standard Edition forLinux x86. File name: ship.db.lnx32.cpio.gz (http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/oracle10g/htdocs/linuxsoft.html).• Oracle Database 10g Release 1 Documentation http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/database10g.html Hardware Requirements The system must meet the following minimum hardware requirements:Requirement Minimum ValueRAM512 MB Swap space Approx. twice the size of RAM Disk space in /tmp400 MB Disk space for software files2.5 GB (2621440 KB)Disk space for database files 1.2 GB Installation Steps 1. Install SUSE LINUX Operating System Follow the Installation instructions provided in the SLES9 install manual.SLES9 with default packages along with “C/C++ Compiler and Tools” is sufficient for Oracle 10g R1 ( install.Check whether C/C++ compiler is installed. “gcc –version” will show “gcc(GCC) 3.3.3 (SUSE LINUX)”. If gcc is not installed, then use YaST setup tool to install “C/C++ Compiler and Tools”. 2. Install SLES9 Service Pack 2 (Optional)Please install SLES9 SP2, as it contains latest patches and updated or a run.Verify SLES9 SP2 is installed by SPident or ‘cat /etc/SuSE-release’. 3. Oracle Install prerequisites SUSE provides or a run packages to automate most of the Oracle pre-install task. Refer to Oracle installation document for complete list of prerequisites. orarun : 1. Install orarun package from SLES9 SP2 CD2. You can use YaST setup tool or manual installation instruction to install orarun packages.rpm -i /media/cdrom/suse/i586/orarun-1.8-109.15.i586.rpm Note: orarun is also available at http://ftp.novell.com/partners/oracle/sles-9/ 2. The account for oracle user is disabled. Enable it, by changing the shellfor the “oracle” user from “/bin/false” to “/bin/bash”, either by using YaSTsetup tool or by editing the “/etc/passwd” file. Also, set a new password for user “oracle” i.e. “/usr/bin/passwd oracle”.You can use SUSE setup tool YaST to accomplish above task./sbin/yast2 -> “security and Users” -> ”Edit and create groups”(Select users tab and set “System Users” filter to see oracle user.)Following are the screen shots of “oracle” user properties:

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