I have oracle 11g r2 install in windows but wish to gain experience of oracle under linux. Can you help guide me.
I have a Sempron 2200 3GB RAM PC (i686) so i am limited to 32b versions.
I have Oracle Enterprise Linux Server 32b 22.214.171.124.0 installed. Ubuntu 12.04 32b desktop Linux mint 12 32b desktop. I could install Ubuntu 12.04 32b server.
The problem with a server installation is that it does not have a GUI and there fore there is no access to Internet (browser) in a single PC environment this is a pain as to access the WWW one has to reboot.
OEL 6.2 is only certified with 126.96.36.199, which is only available for download from My Oracle Support. If you do not have access to MOS, you are better off installing OEL 5.7 in your VM, in which you can install 188.8.131.52 (free download from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html
Oracle Linux is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but using a different Linux Oracle UEK kernel. Red Hat Enterprise version 6, unlike the previous version 5, does not install a Graphical Desktop by default anymore.
There are several ways to run X Window GUI applications remotely without the need to install Gnome or X Window on the server, but that's a different story. If you want a GUI interface on Oracle Linux 6:
When you install the OS, look out for the window to select the set of software to install. Leave Basic Server selected, but choose the Customize now ratio button. Select the Desktops group on the left side of the window. Choose at least the X Window System, Fonts and Desktop packages. To get a similar Desktop like in previous Enterprise Linux releases, add also the General Purpose Desktop and Graphical Administration Tools packages
You can use VirtualBox or other virtualization products to install a Oracle Linux guest machine under any host OS, but need a 64-bit CPU with VT-x or AMD-v hardware virtualization support, otherwise it will be too slow and not usable.
Installing Oracle 184.108.40.206 on Oracle Linux 6.2 works fine, unless you install Grid Infrastructure.
It seems you do not have sufficient hardware for what you are trying to accomplish.
Although not officially supported, it is possible to install Oracle 11gR2 under Ubuntu:
Depending on what you are trying to do, perhaps Oracle XE will be sufficient, which has a smaller footprint that Oracle Enterprise edition. But you will need a 64-bit OS, or install the previous Oracle 10g XE.
for now I am attempting to install oracle 11g r2 32b on oracle linus 5.8 as you suggested. After the pre-install task were done I ran the installer from the cdrom
log in as "oracle" user
however i have forgotten to do the packages so the GCC + others are missing
under ubuntu i know to sudo apt-get build-essential
BUT WHAT IS IT I HAVE TO DO IN ORACLE LINUX 5.8.
(Why aren't these packages automatically setup in the base installation or Oracle Linux since thet are required by the installer of the oracle database?)
seems i missed this bit in my installation or oracle linux Do I have to do a complete reinstall or is there a way to apply the required changes to an existing installation or oracle linux?
Installing the Oracle RDBMS Pre-Install RPM from DVD Disks or Images
Use the following procedure to install the Oracle RDBMS Pre-Install RPM or Oracle
Validated Configuration RPM from the Oracle Linux distribution:
Get Oracle Linux disks either by ordering the Oracle Linux media pack from
Oracle Store, or downloading disk images from the Oracle Software Delivery
Cloud portal for Oracle Linux and Oracle Virtual Machine (Oracle VM).
Oracle Software Delivery Cloud:
1-6 Oracle Database Installation Guide
2. Start the Oracle Linux installation.
3. At the first software selection screen, which lists task-specific software options,
there is an option at the bottom of the screen to customize now or customize later.
Select Customize now, and click Next.
4. On the Customize selection page, select Base System on the list on the left side of
the screen, and then select System Tools on the right side of the screen. Then, click
5. The Packages in System Tools window opens. Select the Oracle RDBMS Pre-Install
RPM package box from the package list, and click Next.
6. Complete the other screens to finish the Oracle Linux installation.
Oracle Linux automatically creates a standard (not role-allocated) Oracle
installation owner and groups, and sets up other kernel configuration settings as
required for Oracle installations.