[From Oracle Technology Network]
The guide provides a walkthrough of installing an Oracle Database 11g Release 1 database on commodity hardware for the purpose of evaluation. If you are new to Linux and/or Oracle, this guide is for you. It starts with the basics and walks you through an installation of Oracle Database 11g Release 1 from the bare metal up. Both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures are covered. Unless otherwise indicated, the installation steps are the same for either.
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