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Oracle® 12c For Dummies® by Michael Wessler, Chris Ruel

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Appendix A

Installing Oracle 12c on Linux

In This Appendix

arrow Setting up the operating system

arrow Installing the Oracle software

To get you started, this appendix shows you how to install the Oracle 12c software on Linux, which is a readily available, free operating system. This chapter gives you the necessary steps to install Oracle on the many flavors of Linux, as well as some Unix systems. The examples in this appendix use Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 (OEL6.4).

tip.eps This Oracle installation can test most of the features discussed in this book, with the exception of Oracle clustering covered in Chapter 15. We recommend having at least 2GB of memory and 10GB of free hard disk space.

Setting Up the Operating System

Linux environments have some stringent installation prerequisites. This appendix goes over the basic prerequisites as specified in the documentation set Oracle Database Quick Installation Guide for 12c Release 1 (12.1) for Linux x86.

To view this documentation set, follow these steps:

1. Go to http://docs.oracle.com.

2. Click Oracle Database documentation, 12c Release 1 (12.1).

3. Click the + next to the Installing and Upgrading folder.

4. Click Linux Installation Guides.

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