Re: Oracle 10gR2 Installation on RedHat Linux 5

From: Maxim Demenko <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 20:12:08 +0100
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Ora_DBA schrieb:
> On Jan 28, 4:55 am, Frank van Bortel <>
> wrote:

>> Ora_DBA wrote:
>>> I am trying to install Oracle database 10g R2 on RedHat Linux 5.
>>> The installation goes fine till the Oracle Net Configuration Assistant
>>> but the DBCA hangs. I have selected to create a starter database with
>>> sample schemas. I waited for about 4 hours to let DBCA finish its
>>> work. The "top" command shows that the oracle user process is taking
>>> about 1% of the CPU. It just gets stuck.
>>> I checked all the Hardware/Software requirements, Kernel parameter
>>> configuration etc. All the requirements specified in the Installation
>>> guide have been met.
>>> If anyone on this forum has encountered the same problem, could you
>>> please let me know how you resolved it ?
>>> Thanks in advance.
>> I started off with V5.2, and it definitely did not support Oracle.
>> RH 6.0 and 6.2 were a RPITA to get Oracle running.
>> I suspect you are running something else - Fedora 6, perhaps?
>> ES 5.0?
>> Did you check the Linux/Oracle installation wizard site?
>> It's at
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Frank van Bortel- Hide quoted text -
>> - Show quoted text -
> Yes, I checked the Linux installation wizard site. Everything looks
> fine as far as Kernel parameters and the overall setup is concerned.
> Thanks.

Still it is not quite clear, at which step the database setup hang. As already mentioned by Robert, in general Oracle 10g setup on Cent OS 5.2 runs smoothly, so you have probably, at some place, done settings, which don't conform with Oracle requirements. If i would troubleshoot such kind of problem, i would probably first consult all generated log files and then recheck the most common pitfalls, such as

1) verify , all required packages are installed
2) network settings ( no dhcp, no IPv6, hostname resolved in /etc/hosts)
3) kernel parameters and security parameters ( selinux disabled, right 
values in limits.conf)

Best regards

Maxim Received on Wed Jan 28 2009 - 13:12:08 CST

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