I get the following error trying to install Oracle XE on a CentOS 5 virtual machine:
You have insufficient diskspace in the destination directory (/usr/lib/oracle) to install Oracle Database 10g Express Edition. The installation requires at least 1.5 GB free on this disk. error: %pre(oracle-xe-10.2.0.1-1.0.i386) scriptlet failed, exit status 1 error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping oracle-xe-10.2.0.1-1.0
This struck me as strange, considering that the VM is a brand new installation, using 3 GB of disk space out of 20. When I run free on the same box I get:
total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 1035108 867780 167328 0 43408 604396 -/+ buffers/cache: 219976 815132 Swap: 2096472 120 2096352
Any ideas what could be wrong here?