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I really would like to avoid having to install virtual box just to use Oracle 11g. Is there a way to install it into Mac OSX?

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Oracle Database 11g runs only on Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX or AIX.

If you want to run it on a Macintosh, it must be running one of the supported operating systems.

So you either must reboot to a supported OS with BootCamp or install a virtualized OS with VirtualBox, VMware Fusion or something else.

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I was hoping you didn't say that. I have Windows on BootCamp, but it's so inconvenient. – Doug Aug 27 '12 at 22:13
You might like @ewwhite's solution. It looks painful though, and you can be sure Oracle won't support it. – Michael Hampton Aug 27 '12 at 22:15

Please see the detailed instructions for accomplishing this on Stack Overflow:

Installing Oracle 11g on OSX

You won't need a permanent virtualized installation, but it is necessary for the initial install.

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Are you talking about Oracle Database 11g ? – user130370 Sep 11 '12 at 20:03

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