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Old 12-23-2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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Oracle /shared partition Windows, Linux RAM


Hi everyone,
I am thinking about to install Oracle Database software, but my hard disk space it`s very limited. I have a dual boot system with Windows XP and Fedora 8 and I created a /shared partition.
Please check my disk usage:
[Kryptos@localhost ~]$ df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol00
6.6G 5.5G 849M 87% /
/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol01
3.3G 235M 2.9G 8% /home
/dev/sda6 5.0G 75M 5.0G 2% /shared
/dev/sda2 99M 13M 82M 13% /boot
tmpfs 244M 256K 244M 1% /dev/shm
/dev/sr0 2.8G 2.8G 0 100% /media/O meu disco
/dev/sda1 21G 6.4G 14G 32% /media/disk
[Kryptos@localhost ~]$

It would be nice if the Oracle software was available from windows and Linux. Is that possible? Can I install Oracle in the /shared partition?
Will Oracle database work for both operating Systems?

I know i need at least 1GB of RAM, but actually the scenario it`s like this:
[Kryptos@localhost ~]$ free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 486 467 18 0 9 112
-/+ buffers/cache: 345 141
Swap: 2000 76 1923

What will happen if I don`t upgrade RAM and ignore the recommendation?
Will Oracle database work?

Thanks in Advance.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 05:56 AM   #2
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I installed Oracle XE with less than 1 gig of memory but needed a 1 gig swap partition on the Linux install.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 08:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for your clue.

Regards
 
Old 12-26-2007, 12:46 PM   #4
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I installed Oracle XE with less than 1 gig of memory but needed a 1 gig swap partition on the Linux install.
Hi again.
By the way.. can you show me your RAM capacity and swap size. Did you have any problem with this installing or later?
Why did you choose XE? I am thinking about to install 11g because it seems to be newest and very complete. Can you give an advice about my choice?

Thanks in Advance.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 02:33 PM   #5
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You can make Oracle read all the database file including the control files and the alert files... but you'll need to install a rdbms for every OS...

put all the data under the same file when you create the database and set the initsid.ora to point to your control files

Later
 
Old 12-26-2007, 06:52 PM   #6
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xe was new when i installed its been a while.
i had oracle xe running smoothly with a 1.5 ghz celeron cpu with 768 mb memory.
 
  


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