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Old 05-18-2007, 08:16 AM   #1
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Wink x86_64 bit processor or not


hi,

i have realised that the reason for the install of oracle 9i freezing at 18%(naeet.o) is because of software vs hardware compatibility.

if you type 'uname -a': the result is

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-42 #1 Wed Jul 12 23:16:43 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

Apparently if its a 64 bit processor, it would read

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-42 #1 Wed Jul 12 23:16:43 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

So i hope all us newbies are better informed about this before you download the wrong software.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 08:31 AM   #2
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The 64-bit CPU's from AMD and Intel are 100% compatible with the older 32-bit software. There should be no problem with an i686 install on a 64-bit chip. Your assertion that the oracle problem is a software <-> hardware compatibility problem is incorrect. The only possible problem I see here is that Oracle 9i may be 64-bit software and may require a 64-bit version of linux; in this case, it would described as a software <-> software problem. Also, `uname -a` does not tell you the kind of processor you have. That command tells you the architecture (processor) the kernel was compiled for. These are very different things. If you want to see what kind of processor you have, you may want to try looking in "/proc/cpuinfo".

Though, I'm a bit confused; are you asking for help here, or are you just giving the noobs a friendly reminder to check their "bitness"?

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Old 05-18-2007, 08:33 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kitana
hi,

i have realised that the reason for the install of oracle 9i freezing at 18%(naeet.o) is because of software vs hardware compatibility.

if you type 'uname -a': the result is

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-42 #1 Wed Jul 12 23:16:43 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

Apparently if its a 64 bit processor, it would read

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.9-42 #1 Wed Jul 12 23:16:43 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

So i hope all us newbies are better informed about this before you download the wrong software.
The beauty of Athlon64 it it can use Windows X64 or Linux X86_64 (64 bit Operating Systems)

Or it can use older 32bit (i386, IA32 or i686 Operating Systems)
Such as your athlon i386 GNU/Linux

However if you use a i386 you are using a 32bit OS and you must only use 32bit programs.


You need to make sure the oracle you are using is IA32/i386 aka 32bit otherwise it will not work.



Alternative you can install a linux disk named (x86_64 64bit) and install your 64bit version of oracle.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 03:29 AM   #4
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hi ,

Thanks for responding.

After google about the problem i have, i assumed the information i was handing out was correct based on my information through google.

Guess i was wrong. Seriously i am so new at installing the OS and Oracle 9i and 10g. i installed RedHat version 4 and downloaded oracle 9i and 10g for a x86_64bit.

One of the technical advisers says i need to load more kernel packages and 'change' the kernel to 64bit. is that correct?

or should i try and attempt loading oracle for a 32bit processor.

Totally confused at this point.

Thanks,
 
Old 05-21-2007, 04:37 AM   #5
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That seems like a lot of work to me. If you have a 32 bit system and you need a 64 bit kernel, you would have to load the 64 bit version of all your applictions as well. Depending on the sort of distro you are using, this may not be strictly necessary but even then introducing single 64 bit apps while all the rest is still at 32 bit seems like the perfect recipe for some major conflicts.

Last edited by jay73; 05-21-2007 at 04:39 AM.
 
Old 05-21-2007, 08:23 AM   #6
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hi ,

Thanks for responding.

After google about the problem i have, i assumed the information i was handing out was correct based on my information through google.

Guess i was wrong. Seriously i am so new at installing the OS and Oracle 9i and 10g. i installed RedHat version 4 and downloaded oracle 9i and 10g for a x86_64bit.

One of the technical advisers says i need to load more kernel packages and 'change' the kernel to 64bit. is that correct?

or should i try and attempt loading oracle for a 32bit processor.

Totally confused at this point.

Thanks,
If oracle is officially supported on X68_64 64bit

I would suggest getting a 64bit Distro for Database applications

since Hard Drive Performance
Memory Performance and general number crunching is at least 30% quicker on a 64bit Distro


However the benefits are worthless if Oracle won't support you if you need it. (aka Officially Support x86_64 Linux environments)

No reason they won't if your Oracle is a licensed version
 
  


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