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Installing Oracle 11g R2 on Ubuntu 10.04

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I am having problems with 11gR2 dbca on 32 bit Ubuntu 10.04

details here:

New Install: dbca problem on ubuntu 10.04


Software Only install went fine.

But, dbca gives me this:

$ dbca
# An unexpected error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:
# SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0xb785a6f3, pid=5953, tid=3077314240
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (1.5.0_17-b02 mixed mode)
# Problematic frame:
# C []
  • 1. Re: Installing Oracle 11g R2 on Ubuntu 10.04
    Sebastian Solbach (DBA Community) Guru
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    while Oracle is not supported on Ubuntu, I had this error on OEL in OVM as well.
    This looks like you are using a pretty knew AMD processor in your computer.

    This issue happens with a 32-bit operating system and 32-bit Java software on a new 64-bit AMD processor.

    Hope you have a mysupport access. The patch you need is: 8670579

    If you have not, only other workaround would be to install 64-bit Linux and use 64-bit Oracle 11gR2.
    Even though I would recommend OEL (since Ubuntu is not supported).

    To download OEL:
    Free Update server:



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