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Oracle Database 10g (10.1.0.

2) Installation On Fedora Core 2 (FC2) In this article I'll describe the installation of Oracle Database 10g (10.1.0.2) on Fedora Core 2. The article is based on a Fedora Core 2 Server Installation w ith a minimum of 2G swap and the following package groups installed: X Window System GNOME Desktop Environment Editors Graphical Internet Text-based Internet Server Configuration Tools Development Tools Administration Tools System Tools Alternative installations may require more packages to be loaded, in addition to the ones listed below. Download Software Unpack Files Hosts File Set Kernel Parameters Setup Installation Post Installation Download Software Download the following software: Oracle Database 10g (10.1.0.2) Software Unpack Files First unzip the files: gunzip ship.db.cpio.gz Next unpack the contents of the files: cpio -idmv < ship.db.cpio You should now have a single directory (Disk1) containing installation files. Hosts File The /etc/hosts file must contain a fully qualified name for the server: <IP-address> <fully-qualified-machine-name> <machine-name> Set Kernel Parameters Add the following lines to the /etc/sysctl.conf file: kernel.shmall = 2097152 kernel.shmmax = 2147483648 kernel.shmmni = 4096 # semaphores: semmsl, semmns, semopm, semmni kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128 fs.file-max = 65536 net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 1024 65000 Run the following command to change the current kernel parameters: /sbin/sysctl -p

Add the following lines to the /etc/security/limits.conf file: * * * * soft hard soft hard nproc nproc nofile nofile 2047 16384 1024 65536

Add the following line to the /etc/pam.d/login file, if it does not already exis t: session required pam_limits.so

Note by Kent Anderson: In the event that pam_limits.so cannot set privilidged li mit settings see Bug 115442. Setup Install the following packages: # From Fedora Core 2 Disk 1 cd /mnt/cdrom/Fedora/RPMS rpm -Uvh setarch-1* rpm -Uvh tcl-8* # From Fedora Core 2 Disk 2 cd /mnt/cdrom/Fedora/RPMS rpm -Uvh openmotif-2* # From Fedora Core 2 Disk 3 cd /mnt/cdrom/Fedora/RPMS rpm -Uvh compat-libstdc++-7* rpm -Uvh compat-libstdc++-devel-7* rpm -Uvh compat-db-4* rpm -Uvh compat-gcc-7* rpm -Uvh compat-gcc-c++-7* Create the new groups and users: groupadd oinstall groupadd dba groupadd oper useradd -g oinstall -G dba oracle passwd oracle Create the directories in which the Oracle software will be installed: mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle/product/10.1.0/db_1 chown -R oracle.oinstall /u01 Login as root and issue the following command: xhost +<machine-name> Edit the /etc/redhat-release file replacing the current release information (Fed ora Core release 2 (Tettnang)) with the following: redhat-3 Login as the oracle user and add the following lines at the end of the .bash_pro file file:

# Oracle Settings TMP=/tmp; export TMP TMPDIR=$TMP; export TMPDIR ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle; export ORACLE_BASE ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/10.1.0/db_1; export ORACLE_HOME ORACLE_SID=TSH1; export ORACLE_SID ORACLE_TERM=xterm; export ORACLE_TERM PATH=/usr/sbin:$PATH; export PATH PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH; export PATH LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:/lib:/usr/lib; export LD_LIBRARY_PATH CLASSPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/JRE:$ORACLE_HOME/jlib:$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/jlib; export CLASSPATH #LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1; export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL if [ $USER = "oracle" ]; then if [ $SHELL = "/bin/ksh" ]; then ulimit -p 16384 ulimit -n 65536 else ulimit -u 16384 -n 65536 fi fi Installation Log into the oracle user. If you are using X emulation then set the DISPLAY envi ronmental variable: DISPLAY=<machine-name>:0.0; export DISPLAY Start the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) by issuing the following command in t he Disk1 directory: ./runInstaller During the installation enter the appropriate ORACLE_HOME and name then continue with a "software only" installation. Post Installation As the oracle user issue the following commands: cd $ORACLE_HOME/bin mv oracle oracle.bin cat >oracle <<"EOF" #!/bin/bash export DISABLE_HUGETLBFS=1 exec $ORACLE_HOME/bin/oracle.bin $@ EOF chmod +x oracle This should prevent the "ORA-27125: unable to create shared memory segment" bein g produced by the DBCA. Edit the /etc/redhat-release file restoring the original release information:

Fedora Core release 2 (Tettnang) Finally edit the /etc/oratab file setting the restart flag for each instance to 'Y': TSH1:/u01/app/oracle/product/10.1.0/db_1:Y