In This Chapter
Seeing the Oracle Optimal Flexible Architecture
Getting the wrong bit
Forgetting to mask
Becoming an Oracle
Fighting stage fright
Fawning over user and group IDs
Backing that thing up
In this chapter we focus things you shouldn't overlook when installing Oracle. Getting off to a good start with a solid, proper installation is key to success. By recognizing the common pitfalls up front, you experience less heartache and pain later on.
Every OS that runs Oracle has a corresponding documentation set. This documentation covers things like operating system packages, kernel parameters, network configuration, and other installation prerequisites.
Every operating system is different. Even if you think they're the same, you're wrong. UNIX is UNIX, right? Wrong. HP-UX, AIX, and Solaris each have very distinct prerequisites. Go to Oracle's documentation on the Internet and download the latest and greatest install guide for your OS. Read it thoroughly before you begin. We even recommend listing all the little things that have to be checked before you begin. If you make this a practice, you will find far fewer problems during and after installation.
The quickest way to get to Oracle's documentation is here:
Select the version you're interested in.
When you enter the 11g documentation set, open the Installing and Upgrading folder.
The folder's on the left side ...