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Are you wanting to practice at home ? What hardware/OS do you have ?
If you have non-Linux OS/hardware, you can install VM software (such as VirtualBox, free install from http://www.virtualbox.org), then download and install Oracle Linux 5.7 (free from http://linux.oracle.com) in the VM, then install 11gR2 in the Linux VM (Install Guide at http://www.oracle.com/pls/db112/portal.portal_db?selected=11&frame=)
karthiksingh_india wrote:Rather than paying for Red Hat, why not use Oracle Linux? You want 5.5 or 5.7. Not 6, as it is not certified with Oracle products.
Am a newbie to install a DB on Linux.. Since am worked so far only in WINDOWS but not in LINUX.. Many sources are telling that ORACLE can be practiced on LINUX means its a best practice..
So anyone can help me by providing necessary steps about what version should be installed in linux and what are the prerequisites to be followed..
Mostly am gonna install Redhat Enterprise Linux but what version shall i use.. so that i have to download and practice on our server..
Provide your valuable suggestions
Thanks a lot
Where are you going to be installing Linux? Bare metal (physical installation) or virtual, using either VMware or VirtualBox? I'm running several Oracle Linux servers under VMworksation 7.1. There are some difficulties getting VMware tools to install on Linux 5.7, so I continue to use 5.5, which is fine for my purposes, and should be for yours as well.
As for necessary steps .. the installation guide for all Oracle products is found with the rest of the doc set at tahiti.oracle.com (that is, all oracle DB and related products. I've not seen an installation guide for Linux itself, but maybe it's been so long since I needed one that I've forgotten.
As for installing linux itself, it's pretty straight forward. Since I'm installing as a server, I do NOT run the gui desktop installation. You'll also need to think how you want to handle your networking, if installing a virtual machine. You'll need to decide if you want pass-through (your virtual machine appears on the real network - probably NOT what you want), NAT (your virtual machine has an IP known only to the host os - allows you to access the internet, but other machines can't see you), or host-only. You definitely want a fixed IP. Given the way VirtualBox handles networking, I never could get it to work with NAT and and fixed IP, so I use VMware in spite of the cost.
There is a unix forum on this board which will be the place to get help installing and configuring the OS.
Edited by: EdStevens on Mar 15, 2012 8:27 AM
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