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Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0

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Trying to install Oracle 9i. Follow instructions from Lamb, Runge and Thomas
found on OTN. Install hangs when installing JRE and copying Readme file
  • 1. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    Hi Don!
    I presume you're using Red Hat 9.0. Try this link: http://www.puschitz.com/InstallingOracle9i.shtml
    It has comprehensive instructions on how to install Oracle (various releases, up to 9i Release 2 on Linux). This page was a great help for me, and I'm sure you'll succeed in your efforts if you go through it carefully.
    - Ashutosh
  • 2. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    Thanks Ashutosh,

    I did follow the instructions in the puschitz guide before running the Installer. Yet the process hangs when copying the read me file for the JRE install.
  • 3. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    How much RAM do you have, and what's the swap size? Have you checked on these parameters?
  • 4. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    I have a Dell Dimension/Intel Xeon/256MB RAM

    I set my swap space to what was recommended in the puschitz piece.
  • 5. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    I had the same problem until I set variables.
    export ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle
    export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/9.2
    export PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin:$PATH
    export ORACLE_OWNER=oracle
    #export ORACLE_SID=ora9i
    export ORACLE_TERM=vt100
    export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1
    export THREADS_FLAG=native
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/u01/app/oracle/product/9.2/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    export PATH=/u01/app/oracle/product/9.2/bin:$PATH
    #
    # change this NLS settings to suit your country:
    # example: german_germany.we8iso8859p15, american_america.usascii7 etc.
    #
    export NLS_LANG='american_america.we8iso8859p2'
  • 6. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    I am looking for an Oracle release that will install on Linux 9 for the workstation. Anyone have any success loading Oracle 9i to this version of Linux.

    A list of Oracle releases that are certified for install on Linux can be found at http://www.redhat.com/oracle_cert/. Only see Linux 9 Advanced Server on this list.
  • 7. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    Hi,
    maybe your oracle's cds were corrupted ?
  • 8. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    In puschitz guide you have also solution 4 your hang problem when copying the readme:
    This problems comes up only on RH 9. You probably forgot to set the environment variable LD_ASSUME_KERNEL to 2.4.1.

    To rectify this problem, run the following command and restart runInstaller:
    oracle$ export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1

    Your question about installing Oracle9i on RH 9 for the workstation - i've succesfully installed 9i on my RH 9 for workstation following puschitz guide. I've downloaded Oracle9i Release 2 for Linux from OTN.
    I have dow
  • 9. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2003/09/04/oracle_install.html

    Joel P�rez
  • 10. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    Have you guys able to solve this problem? I am having the same problem. I have followed Werner Puschitz and two other documentation, but nothing mention a problem of this sort. MY INSTALL HANNGS ON "INSTALLING JRE 1.1.8.1.0".

    I again set all the variable mentioned in thie tread......no fix, please help:


    export ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle
    export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/9.2
    export PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/Apache/Apache/bin:$PATH
    export ORACLE_OWNER=oracle
    #export ORACLE_SID=ora9i
    export ORACLE_TERM=vt100
    export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1
    export THREADS_FLAG=native
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/u01/app/oracle/product/9.2/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    export PATH=/u01/app/oracle/product/9.2/bin:$PATH
    #
    # change this NLS settings to suit your country:
    # example: german_germany.we8iso8859p15, american_america.usascii7 etc.
    #
    export NLS_LANG='american_america.we8iso8859p2'
  • 11. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    Here is the first output I got when I tried to run the ./runInstaller, but I was able to continues till I got to the "Installing JRE 1.1.8.1.0 while copying the README FILE"

    Do I actually need to install JDK for the installation, because according to the installation......it says Oracle9 R2 does not need any JDK. Thanks.


    Initializing Java Virtual Machine from /tmp/OraInstall2003-12-16_01-12-03PM/jre/bin/java. Please wait...
    Warning: Cannot convert string "<Key>Escape,_Key_Cancel" to type VirtualBinding
    Warning: Cannot convert string "<Key>Home,_Key_Begin" to type VirtualBinding
    Warning: Cannot convert string "<Key>F1,_Key_Help" to type VirtualBinding
    Warning: Cannot convert string "Shift<Key>F10,_Key_Menu" to type VirtualBinding
    Warning: Cannot convert string "<Key>F10,Shift_Key_Menu" to type VirtualBinding
    Warning: Cannot convert string "<Key>KP_Enter,_Key_Execute" to type VirtualBinding
    Warning: Cannot convert string "Alt<Key>Return,Alt_Key_KP_Enter" to type VirtualBinding
  • 12. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    I was able to find a solution to this problem. My initial problem was that I was executing this command "export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1" under ROOT instead of ORACLE. So for anybody that come across this problem in the future, try executing this command under ORACLE user.
  • 13. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    Don't install the Oracle from the CD.
    I tried few times to burning it to CDs.
    and I checked everything in the CDs.
    some files are diff from the CDs and the files that I downloaded from the Oracle site.

    and it caused so many problems.
    but when I install it from the HD.
    it has no problem at all.
    and no more JRE problem.
    so just do it from the HD.
    and good luck.
  • 14. Re: Install Oracle 9i on Linux 9.0
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    I have read it.But still met the problem not mentioned in the article.

    At the Install process of Step 3�� it request me to input UNIX Group Name, after inputing dba��the following Error appears:

    Unable to generate temporary script: (0)
    Unable to continue install

    Teminal display:
    Unable to generate temporary script:
    /tmp/orainstaRoot.sh. Unable to continue install.
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