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It really doesn't matter. There are only a couple of versions that Oracle supports in terms of Oracle Support assisting you with configuration problems, but you can get it to run under a wide variety of Linux releases. When I'm creating test instances on a Linux development box, I normally use Fedora because Red Hat is one of the supported releases and Fedora is essentially where Red Hat betas their code before moving it to RHEL.
The 1Z0-052 exam is not OS-dependent. While it has sections regarding the installation, they have to be generic because the installation can occur under Linux or Windows.
DanielFC wrote:I am inclined to suggest either Oracle Linux 6.3/6.4 (or possibly Oracle Linux 5.x ( x >= 4 ) )
I'd like to know which version of Linux should I use in order to install Oracle 11g Data Base and start my studies for the certification exam IZ0-052 Oracle Database 11g Administration I .
Thanks for the answer, I appreciate any comments.
See for example:
( I should know, but I don't, that 6.3/6.4 can be set up for database server option with the package in that above link already installed ).
More help should be available on the Oracle Linux or Oracle Installation forums if you need it.
It is a good idea for you to read the linux install notes and and release notes as well; and note any advice on version numbers, something a DBA may sometimes have to do.
( I might check my suggestion here more fully, but I am a bit tight for time. (one does occasionally edge into version mismatch issues, which if you don't have patches can be an issue )).
You are best to use OEL 5.7 or 5.8 - free to download from https://linux.oracle.com - to be able to install 126.96.36.199 from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html
Linux 6.x is only certified with 188.8.131.52, which is only available from My Oracle Support for customers with a paid support contract with Oracle