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Old 11-02-2006, 07:31 AM   #1
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loading oracle for O.S.(Linux ES4 (Red Hat Enterprise Edition))

Hello everybody,
While trying to load Oracle for the OS Version := Linux ES4 (Red Hat Enterprise Edition)
I am getting an error!
Can any one please suggest whether I can actually load this version of oracle for this O.S.

A prompt reply will be very much appreciated from anyone.

Old 11-03-2006, 01:32 AM   #2
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Yes it is possible. You don't say what error you were getting so I suggest looking through the docs at and then posting any specific questions (along with any errors) here.
Old 11-06-2006, 12:20 AM   #3
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detailed error while installing Oracle for RHEL 4

Hello everyone,

Sorry last time I did not give the detailed error message so here it is now:

Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking installer requirements...

Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9, SuSE-8 or
Failed <<<<

Exiting Oracle Universal Installer, log for this session can be found at
[oracle@host Disk1]$

hope this will help now!

Expecting a prompt reply as always!

Thanks & Regards,

Old 11-06-2006, 06:56 AM   #4
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I'd contact Oracle, since the version you have is looking for the versions it specified and doesn't recognize RHEL4.
Old 11-06-2006, 11:25 AM   #5
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As the message says, there are only four supported Linuxes, and RHEL4 is not supported. So I doubt Oracle will help you. But you can ignore the restriction; I installed on Ubuntu quite OK.

I assume you ran database/runInstaller. Change the following line in database/install/oraparam.ini; in my case with Oracle it was line 39.
< Linux=redhat-3,SuSE-9,redhat-4,UnitedLinux-1.0,asianux-1,asianux-2
> Linux=
The installer will go further, and then probably fail some of the prerequisite checks, which you can check off manually. I assume Oracle won't perform quite as fast if you give it, e.g., much less swap space than it wants, but it's running OK.
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Moderator note: Merging threads to tidy this discussion up. In the future, just add any updates to the existing thread rather than opening up a brand new one. Thanks.
Old 12-08-2006, 01:44 PM   #7
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Just to clarify Oracle Database server is supported on Red Hat ES 4 despite what the installer says !


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