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Please let me clear steps to install oracle 11g from local linux(or windows) machine to remote server( OS : Ubuntu).

When I try to run the runInstaller command,its not working from windows local machine.

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Begin by making sure that your system is up to date with all its packages:

SSH into the remove system (via putty or the client of your choosing)

then run

# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade 
# reboot

Once the system has rebooted - you should be in working shape and up to date.

There are a number of packages required to install Oracle -so reconnect via ssh and then issue the following command

#apt-get install build-essential libaio1 gawk ksh libmotif3 alien libtool lsb-rpm

Next - you will need to make a few changes to the system configuration:

# cd 
# pwd 

Add a few groups here: oinstall, dba and nobody

# addgroup oinstall 
# addgroup dba
# addgroup nobody
usermod -g nobody nobody

Add the oracle user

# useradd -g oinstall -G dba -p password -d /home/oracle -s /bin/bash oracle   
# passwd oracle 

Now give Oracle its own home directory

# mkdir /home/oracle 
# chown -R oracle:dba /home/oracle 

Next - create the symbolic links

# ln -s /usr/bin/awk /bin/awk   
# ln -s /usr/bin/rpm /bin/rpm   
# ln -s /usr/bin/basename /bin/basename   
# mkdir /etc/rc.d   
# for i in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 S ; do ln -s /etc/rc$i.d /etc/rc.d/rc$i.d ; done

Next - Create the ORACLE_BASE

# mkdir -p /u01/app/oracle   
# chown -R oracle:dba /u01

There are a number of parameters that need to be changed in the system configuration to ensure the system is ready to run the application -

First - change the size of shared memory in the /etc/sysctl.conf file

fs.file-max = 65535   
kernel.shmall = 2097152   
kernel.shmmax = 2147483648   
kernel.shmmni = 4096   
kernel.sem = 250 32000 100 128   
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 1024 65535   
net.core.rmem_default = 1048576   
net.core.rmem_max = 1048576   
net.core.wmem_default = 262144   
net.core.wmem_max = 262144

Integrate the following into the /etc/security/limits.confce file:

oracle soft nproc 2047   
oracle hard nproc 16383   
oracle soft nofile 1023   
oracle hard nofile 65535 

it will add the following to /etc/pam.d/login to validate parameters /etc/security/limits.conf:

session required /lib/security/   
session required


Now simply log into the system as the Oracle user via the login/password created in the previous steps above:

Now download and launch the Oracle runInstaller and follow the prompts

Once it is completed - it should make some changes to your /etc/profile - no worries as this should be done automagically.

Finally - add the following variables to the /etc/profile:

export ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle   
export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.X.Y/db_home1   
export ORACLE_OWNR=oracle   

You should now be complete :-)

If you are unsure how to use SSH -I would suggest contacting a SysADMIN to help. however - if you do a quick google search for putty.exe - you can download it and then run to begin.

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Glenn,I don't have apt-get(apt packages),dpkg,startkde,gnome-session command. –  sameer Nov 10 '10 at 12:08
So,I can't do any installation without these commands, and I tried installing oracle from my local windows machine at remote server.For that I needed VNC server for OUI ,I installed VNC server at my remote server,But I try to run that vnc server,it doesn;t work since it says startkde(or gnome-session),twm commands not found. –  sameer Nov 10 '10 at 12:14
When I tried runnign runInstaller using ssh from my other local linux machine at remote ubunutu server,then I need X11 forwarding for that,I did that , tried again,it says,this error...... X connection to hostname:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).Please help me,Its very urgent. –  sameer Nov 10 '10 at 12:17
Sameer I tested this locally - you may want to make sure you are using the correct repositories to install from. –  Glenn Kelley Nov 10 '10 at 15:00
No,I have downloaded packages under u01/app/oracle/database ,there is an runInstaller,which I tried running.Please suggest some solution. –  sameer Nov 11 '10 at 13:49

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