Donald K. Burleson
Oracle HP/UX installation
Once the kernel has been properly
baseline-tuned, you need to examine the available disk assets and
determine which will be used for Oracle. On UNIX or Linux, you (or
the system administrator) will need to create mount points to
structure the Oracle file systems the way you want. On other
systems, such as NT or W2K, you will need to allocate directories
for use by Oracle.
Following the disk asset setup, you are ready to install Oracle.
This is usually accomplished from one of two possible sources:
either you have a distribution CD set or you have downloaded the
compressed image files from the technet.oracle.com or Oracle store
If you have the distribution CD set, you simply mount the first CD
in the CD-ROM drive and use the appropriate command to execute the
runInstaller program. The runInstaller program on the UNIX systems
will normally be located in the install/os_typ directory on the
CD-ROM, where the os_type is the name of the operating system (such
as Sun or Linux) and may include a version designation. Do not, on
UNIX systems, use the "cd" command to place your user in the top
level of the CD-ROM directory structure. The Oracle and Oracle8i
(starting with 8.1.7) installation involves multiple CD-ROMs, if you
are located in the top-level directory when you launch the
runInstaller program, it will lock this directory and you will not
be able to unmount the CD-ROM to change to the second or third CDs
as requested by the installation procedure. Instead, stay in the
Oracle users home directory and simply issue the full path command
to run the installer, for example:
This is an
excerpt by Mike Ault’s book “Oracle
Administration & Management”. If you want more current Oracle tips
by Mike Ault, check out his new book “Mike
Ault’s Oracle Internals Monitoring & Tuning Scripts” or
Ault’s Oracle Scripts Download.
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