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Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #258697] Mon, 13 August 2007 07:13 Go to next message
damian_one
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Hello,

I built a system with the following configuration:

a. Intel Pentium D 5.6GHz with Dual L2 Cache
- 2.8GHz x 2 (2 Cores Running @ 2.8GHz) = 5.6GHz
- 64bit CPU Backwards compatibility with 32Bit
VIA P4M900 1066MHz PCI-EXpress Motherboard

b. Chipset -
- North Bridge: VIA P4M900
- South Bridge: VIA VT8237A

c. Graphics - Integrated Chrome9TM HC IGP
- Share Memory: Maximum up to 256MB

d. Memory - 2048MB DDR2 667MHz PC5300 RAM Memory
- Memory Configuration: DDR2 200Pin DIMM
- Memory Chip Stack: 64*8
- Transfer Bus: 667MHz
- Rating: PC5300

e. Storage - Maxtor 250GB Serail ATA 2.0 with 8MB Cache
- Transfer Rate = 3GB/s
- Rotational SPeed = 7200 RPM

I installed Solaris 10 x86 on it. I had no problems during the installation.

I have followed the process detailed in the Oracle Installation Guide for Oracle 10g on X86.

a. Downloaded and wrote the files to DVD, copied the contents to the hard disk.

b. Created the group 'dba' and 'oracle' user.

c. Gave permissions on the installation files to the 'oracle' user.

d. Confirmed aand configured ('shm's and sem's)

e. changed directory to 'installation files' directory.

f. issued 'runInstaller' and got a message '/.oui: could not execute'


Please help me as I have been on this issue for about a week now.

Thanks in advance

Ade


Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #258727 is a reply to message #258697] Mon, 13 August 2007 08:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ThomasG
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Quote:

.....
a. Downloaded and wrote the files to DVD, copied the contents to the hard disk.
.....
c. Gave permissions on the installation files to the 'oracle' user.
.....



Maybe the "execute" - permissions got lost on the way?

Maybe there is a problem starting the graphical installer?
Are you on a local terminal inside an X environment, or on a remote connection or a local terminal without X? ( Can you start xclock from that session for example? )
Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #258752 is a reply to message #258697] Mon, 13 August 2007 09:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
damian_one
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Hi,

Thanks for the response.

The xcalc and the xclock commands work as 'root' user but not as the 'oracle' user. when I issue xhost +, i get a response that access list was updated.

I dont know if thats an issue. is it?
Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #258792 is a reply to message #258752] Mon, 13 August 2007 10:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ThomasG
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It could be.

You start the installer as oracle, and the installer has to connect to the X server to display it's windows, just like xclock.

So if xclock works when started with the oracle user, then the installer should also work ( at least in that regard )
Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #258810 is a reply to message #258697] Mon, 13 August 2007 11:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
damian_one
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Thanks

but how do i fix it.

I am very very comfortable with Oracle in Windows environment just need to get up and running on Solaris.

If you can help out I will really appreciate it.
Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #258821 is a reply to message #258810] Mon, 13 August 2007 11:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ThomasG
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Quote:

but how do i fix it.



Have you tried xclock and/or the installer as oracle after doing the "xhost +" ?

If it still doesn't work, first answer my earlier question :

Quote:

Are you on a local terminal inside an X environment, or on a remote connection, or a local terminal without X



Basicly you need to setup an environment where you can start graphical applications with the oracle user. But that depends on how you are set up network / X Server wise.

Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #258865 is a reply to message #258821] Mon, 13 August 2007 12:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DreamzZ
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Use

export DISPLAY=myputer:0.0

Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.2) Installation On Solaris 10 (x86)

http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/10g/OracleDB10gR2InstallationOnSolaris10.php
Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #258919 is a reply to message #258865] Mon, 13 August 2007 15:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
andrew again
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compare your oracle and root environment. Are you sure you're running the same shell?

env > sort


9i used to have "InstallPrep" script to check the environemnt prior to installation. For 10g database, use HCVE/RDA (Health Check Validation Engine)

See metalink Note:250262.1
Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #259081 is a reply to message #258697] Tue, 14 August 2007 06:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
damian_one
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Hi,

Sorry for the delayed response.

I am new to Unix, actually a Windows to Unix convert. I used the 'env < sort' command and checked the cat'ed the 'sort'. The SHELL variable for my 'oracle' user is '/usr/sbin/ksh' and my 'root' user SHELL is '/sbin/sh'. Is this an issue? If it is please advice on steps to rectify.

Thanks.

Also Andrew, I have downloaded the HCVE/RDA and will run the validation check later today.



Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #259087 is a reply to message #258697] Tue, 14 August 2007 06:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
damian_one
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Hi ThomasG,

Sorry for not responding sooner. The 'xhost +' works as root user but not as the oracle user. When I su - oracle and issue xhost +, it responds - xhost: can not be found

I am on a local terminal with XServer. Its a localhost - standalone configuration.
Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #259106 is a reply to message #259087] Tue, 14 August 2007 07:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ThomasG
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Yes that is correct.

You have logged into the X Session with root, so you have to do "xhost +" as root, to allow connections to the XServer from anyone.

Then you should be able to run xclock / runInstaller as the oracle user.

Oh, and the different shell shouldn't be an issue.

[Updated on: Tue, 14 August 2007 07:28]

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Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #259158 is a reply to message #258697] Tue, 14 August 2007 09:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
damian_one
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Well,

I hope I haven't hit a dead-end.

I will check the system with the Health Check Validation Engine that Andrew adviced on.

If you come up with anything, please let me know.

Thanks anyway.
Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #259348 is a reply to message #258697] Wed, 15 August 2007 02:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
damian_one
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Hi,

Just to inform you guys that I was able to start the ./runInstaller process.

Actually, I had logged in as root and after the creation of the 'oracle' user and other necessary pre-installation requirements, I 'su - oracle' which kept given me errors.

I actually rebooted the system and logged into the system/xserver as the oracle and was able to set the DISPLAY and start the installation.

Although it was not successfull (kernel parameters configuration errors - handled that).

I appreciate your help. Thanks guys.
Re: Oracle 10g Installation on Solaris x86 [message #259350 is a reply to message #259348] Wed, 15 August 2007 03:04 Go to previous message
ThomasG
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Thanks for the feedback. Wink
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