Originally Posted by Kitana
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.