In This Appendix
Setting up the operating system
Installing the Oracle software
To get you started, we included an appendix on installing the Oracle 11g software on Linux, which is a readily available, free operating system. This chapter gives you the necessary steps to install Oracle not only on the many flavors of Linux, but also applies to some UNIX systems as well. This appendix's example uses RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4).
This Oracle installation can test most of the features discussed in this book. We recommend having at least 2GB of memory and 10GB of free hard-disk space to do any work.
Unlike installing Oracle on Windows, Linux environments have some installation prerequisites. This appendix goes over the basic prerequisites as specified in the documentation set Oracle Database Quick Installation Guide for 11g Release 1 (11.1) for Linux x86.
To view this documentation set, follow these steps:
Click Oracle Database documentation, 11g Release 1 (11.1).
Click the + next to the Installing and Upgrading folder.
Click Linux Installation Guides.
You see Quick Installation Guide for Linux x86 on the right. That is the document you want.
The next section assumes you will complete the required tasks logged in as the user root.
Oracle is only certified to run on particular versions of Linux. If you have trouble with your database and ...