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user490795 wrote:I give up.
I have a Linux operating system (centOS) on external drive (flash drive) and I boot it from external drive (flash drive). Can I install oracle database 11g on this drive and can work as usual?
Since when does Oracle know or care about on which disk volume it resides?
Thanks for your reply.
What you mean you gave up? It is not working ?
He means he gave up on your question.
Oracle doesn't care what kind of drive it is, but the practical reality is it does a lot of writing, so whether it will work well could only be found by you trying it. I saw a blog post somewhere of how someone put together a virtual box on a flash drive which could then be propagated, but can't remember where just now. You might be interested in the pre-built one: http://barrymcgillin.blogspot.com/2011/12/using-oracle-developer-days-virtualbox.html
First, CentOS is not a supported distro - so things may or may not work as advertised, either during the install or after - http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/install.112/e24321/pre_install.htm#CIHFICFD
Second, assuming you are using a certified OS, you can certainly install on a thumb/flash drive, but expect performance to be sluggish, for reasons Joel noted above.
Thanks for your input