This notes are really just a reminder to myself of the typical "issues" that I encounter every time I do a new install of OEL 6.x and 188.8.131.52These notes are in addition to the excellent installation instructions given by oracle-base.com: oel install, DB 11.2.0.x install
The notes listed below are just a reminder to myself of things that I seem to always have to look up. If you finish them useful then great.
1. Display issue & Installer not able to runinstall says to do xhost +
instead do host +:0.0 and that should allow the installer to run
2. Now enough swap space when installer checks the pre-requisites
Need to add an addition 500M to the swap space
su (and then enter the password)
dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/swapfile bs=1M count=500
exit (to return to the oracle user)
you can then turn off the extra space (if you really need to) after the install is finished
3. Post-Installation task
don't forget the final step, to set to restart flag
change the following line to have the Y at the end (instead of the N)
4. Set up the automated start and stop of the DB
Again Oracle-Base gives an excellent set of instructions for doing this. Click here.