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Starting from scratch? I'm afraid that's too much to ask and expect from a forum thread. Where do you need to start? Installing Oracle 11g Database Edition One is the same as installing any other oracle Oracle 11g Database edition. You start by reading the documentation, which covers the installation on Linux.
In a nutshell:
- Download the Linux OS installation DVD from Oracle edelivery cloud.
- Boot the system from DVD or use the downloaded iso file in VirtualBox.
- Setup yum.
- Install "oracle-validated (OL5) or "oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall" (OL6).
- Install Oracle Database
Your question about VirtualBox depends on your production environment, but generally no. Oracle provides Oracle VM for x86, which installs on bare metal machines to provide virtualization (type 1) and supports production systems. For evaluation and testing, VB is great and does the job quite well, providing a lot of useful options.