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Greetings To All!
I have been spending the better part of this weekend trying (without any real progress) to install the Oracle Grid Infrastructure on my home PC as a precursor to later installing Oracle 11g Enterprise Database...
The problem I am having is that I cannot seem to get the runInstaller command to execute. I am trying to run this (the runInstaller command) from DVD installation media installed in the DVD drive. The drive is mounted and I am able to successfully access the files in the mount point; but for whatever reason, the runInstaller command will not execute.
Please note that I am logged in as user oracle (as required). I even tried to change the permissions on the runInstaller file so that I could execute the command and the OS would not even allow me to change permissions on the file. I am sure the solution is something probably very simple...but what? Any ideas? Please see down below the commands I ran and their results. Thanks! Rob
oracle@new-host-3 grid]$ whoami
[oracle@new-host-3 grid]$ pwd
/media/disk/grid #/media/disk/grid is the DVD drive mount point
[oracle@new-host-3 grid]$ ls -l
dr-x------. 9 oracle oinstall 620 Jul 20 21:02 doc
dr-x------. 4 oracle oinstall 888 Jul 20 21:02 install
dr-x------. 2 oracle oinstall 112 Jul 20 21:02 response
dr-x------. 2 oracle oinstall 120 Jul 20 21:02 rpm
-r--------. 1 oracle oinstall 3795 Jan 28 2009 runcluvfy.sh
-r--------. 1 oracle oinstall 3227 Aug 15 2009 runInstaller #note that file permission is set to read only
dr-x------. 2 oracle oinstall 112 Jul 20 21:02 sshsetup
dr-x------. 14 oracle oinstall 2040 Jul 20 21:02 stage
-r--------. 1 oracle oinstall 4228 Aug 17 2009 welcome.html
[oracle@new-host-3 grid]$ ./runInstaller
bash: ./runInstaller: Permission denied
[oracle@new-host-3 grid]$ chmod 700 runInstaller
chmod: changing permissions of `runInstaller': Read-only file system #am unable to change permission on runinstaller to execute