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Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .

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Welcome Every Body .
I Have Got Installation Error While I Was Trying To Install Oracle 11G Under Linux .

The Error Message Was Talking About Error In Unzip Operation Under The Directory ./stage/component/jdk ( i dont remember Exactly the Path )
and want to check the file oraparam.ini for this specific path .

i have tried it under oracle unbreakable linux 5.0 u1 and now under centos 5 u1
and hae the same error .

i use the oracle 11g media pack downloaded from edelivery.oracle.com
( which is 6 ziped file ) .
i install from dvd .
and i have JDK 6u3 installed in my system .

what can i do to install oracle 11g under linux ?
please , help me .
thank you in advance .
  • 1. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    Did you follow the instructions in the installation guide, specifically, checking the prerequisites and setting up the installation directories?


    Tom
  • 2. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    yes , i followed the instruction written in the guide in oracle by example for installing linux and things needed before installing oracle 11g like :
    ading users , modifing limit files , etc ...

    i have exactly what was written in the guides .

    any one have a clue ?
  • 3. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    How about posting the exact error you were getting and the last part of the install log. I have installed 11g on Centos 5 several times and following the instructions in the installation guide, have had no problems.


    Tom
  • 4. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    Thanks trswier for your interest in helping me .
    Here is the exact ouput of my shell :


    [root@oralin ~]# '/mnt/cdrom/database/runinstaller'
    Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

    Checking Temp space: must be greater than 80 MB. Actual 7859 MB Passed
    Checking swap space: must be greater than 150 MB. Actual 1027 MB Passed
    Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors. Actual 16777216 Passed
    Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2008-03-10_03-02-12AM. Please wait ...
    Invalid source path '../stage/Components/oracle.jdk/1.5.0.1.1/1/DataFiles' specified for unzip. Unzip command failed. Please check oraparam.ini and specify a valid source path.
    : No such file or directory

    Note that the mentioned path already existed .

    and the steps i used is here :
    http://www.oracle.com/technology/obe/11gr1_db/install/oel5gainst/oel5gainst.htm#t2

    i hope that will help identify the problem .
    thanks in advance .
  • 5. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    I have to admit I have never attempted to install from a media pack since unzipping the 11g software to a directory on the hard drive makes it run so much faster. Have you tried that? On my machines, the unzipped software only takes up 1.8 GB and you can recover that after the installation is completed by deleting it if space is a problem. I have installed it on a 20 GB virtual machine and have plenty of room left over.


    Tom
  • 6. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    I think, instead of installing from media, unzip on hard drive, and install from there... usually, there are problems using cdroms... read / write error....
  • 7. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    Installing as root is not a good idea either.
    [root@oralin ~]# '/mnt/cdrom/database/runinstaller'
    Tom
  • 8. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    i copied the content of the dvd to my hard drive .

    i got the same error .

    i also install it as oracle user not root , but also the same error .

    does it have anything to do with java or the unzip program ?

    has it to be an error in oraparam.ini ?
    and if , how can i solve it ?
    i really don't know .

    thanks for your interest in helping me .

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    Damanhoury
  • 9. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    What the error is telling me is that it can't find the "unzip" executable that the installer expects to find in the download_directory/database/install directory. For example, when I install 11g on Linux, I create a directory called downloads. I download (or copy) the Oracle 11g zipped file to this directory and then unzip it inside the downloads directory. Unzipping the software creates a subdirectory in downloads called database. All of the installation software is located in subdirectories of the database directory. Check and see if your directory structure resembles what I have just said and we'll go from there. Specifically look for this:

    directory_where_your_Oracle_software_is_unzipped/database/install/unzip

    The unzip should be an executable file.


    Tom
  • 10. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    all what you ave said is the same with me .

    here is the exact output of my shell :
    ============================

    [oracle@oralin ~]$ ls
    database Desktop
    [oracle@oralin ~]$ cd database/
    [oracle@oralin database]$ ls -l
    total 40
    drwxrwxr-x 19 oracle oinstall 4096 Aug 9 2007 doc
    drwxrwxr-x 5 oracle oinstall 4096 Aug 6 2007 install
    drwxrwxr-x 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Aug 6 2007 response
    drwxrwxr-x 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Aug 6 2007 rpm
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 2990 Aug 3 2007 runcluvfy.sh
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 oracle oinstall 2917 Aug 3 2007 runinstaller
    drwxrwxr-x 5 oracle oinstall 4096 Aug 9 2007 source
    drwxrwxr-x 8 oracle oinstall 4096 Aug 6 2007 stage
    drwxrwxr-x 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Aug 6 2007 upgrade
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 3955 Aug 6 2007 welcome.html
    [oracle@oralin database]$ cd install/
    [oracle@oralin install]$ ls -l
    total 216
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 28 Aug 3 2007 addlangs.sh
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 76 Aug 3 2007 addnode.sh
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 276 Aug 3 2007 attachhome.sh
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 182 Aug 3 2007 detachhome.sh
    drwxrwxr-x 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Aug 3 2007 images
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 37874 Aug 3 2007 lsnodes
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 2818 Aug 3 2007 oneclick.properties
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 1796 Aug 3 2007 oraparam.ini
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 6437 Aug 3 2007 oraparamsilent.ini
    drwxrwxr-x 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Aug 3 2007 resource
    drwxrwxr-x 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Aug 3 2007 response
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 oracle oinstall 21642 Aug 3 2007 runsshsetup.sh
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 oracle oinstall 102612 Aug 3 2007 unzip

    ========================================

    as you can see , the unzip has the execution permission .

    may i mention that i have copied the database directory from my dvd , not unzipping them directly into the home directory of the oracle user .
    i unziped those file under winxp using winrar 3.71 in a ntfs drive , does this affect the structure of the unzipped files?
    i also burned the dvd usin nero under windows .

    i suspect the oraparam.ini file , do you agree with me ?

    thank you very much for your effort so far .
  • 11. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    No Body have an idea how to fix this ?
    or have any clue why this problem occurred ?
  • 12. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    Maybe if I tell you what I do when I install 11g on Linux, it might give you some idea of where your problem is.

    I use Centos 5.1. I install a lot (but not all) of the available packages. There are no problems with the installation and as soon as Linux is up and running (I use the KDE desktop), I use the software updater and update all installed packages until it tells me that there are no more updates available.

    To install Oracle 11g, I create a directory under / and give it and all files and subdirectories 777 permissions. I download 11g to this directory and unzip it to there. I do this whether I am installing 32 or 64 bit software. I then use the installation guide and release notes and set up Linux to install Oracle. Even though I have installed 10g and 11g many times, I always use the documentation to keep from forgetting something. I usually create a user named "oracle" and a directory structure of /u01/app to install Oracle into. The installation program will then give me an ORACLE_BASE of /u01/app/oracle and an ORACLE_HOME of /u01/app/oracle/product/11.1.0/db_1.

    I have used these procedures to install Oracle 10g and 11g on hardware including an 850 MHz P3 with 512 MB of RAM (10g on Centos 5), a virtual machine on a dual core AMD64 with 4GB of RAM running Centos 5 as a guest OS on Windows VIsta Home Premium (11g 32 bit) and on a quad core Intel 64 bit with 4 GB of RAM running Centos 5 (11g 64 bit). In the near future I will be getting some additional hardware so I can install 11g on Solaris.

    These systems are my own computers and not production systems. Maybe this will help pinpoint where your problems are.


    Tom
  • 13. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    Hello there,

    Today is April 12, and I know that you had posted this on March 17, 2008. However, if you have already found the answer that is fine. I was this morning running into the same exact error. But guess what, I downloaded the one that was giving error from edelivery.oracle.com . But , when I downloded the same exact version from this location, http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/smiley-11gr1-install.html , It is working and it does indeed create a dirctory call database and put everthing underneath it. So, downlowd the one from the ont loacation,and you shoud be good to go.

    thanks,
    Kabir Kaizmi
    Oracle Corporation , OCP , 8i, 9i, 10g,
  • 14. Re: Oracle 11G Installation Error Under Linux .
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    One cause of this is if you only download the 1st of the two zip files.
    For instance, you download and extract the following:
         linux.x64_11gR2_database_1of2.zip
    but you miss the second half:
         linux.x64_11gR2_database_2of2.zip

    The stage/Components/oracle.jdk directory is in the 2nd half.
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