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Posted Dec 30, 2003

Installation Cookbooks: Installing Oracle9i - Page 3

By Steve Callan

Performing the installation

Insert CD 1 of 3 from the set of CD-ROMs titled

Database (64-bit)
Release 2 ( for Sun SPARC Solaris
CD 1 of 3 (the other two are 2 of 3 and 3 of 3)

and refer to the table below for actions to take in each window displayed by the Oracle Universal Installer. Minimize the File Manager window after the CD-ROM is mounted (Solaris Volume Manager mounts the CD-ROM for you). As the UNIX user oracle9, start the installation by typing /cdrom/disk1/runInstaller at a UNIX prompt. Do not navigate to /cdrom or /cdrom/disk1 or you will run into problems ejecting the CD-ROM from this shell window. Do not double click the runInstaller icon in the File Manager window - use the UNIX command line.

You may encounter other windows during the installation process for a variety of reasons (improper system setup, lack of file permissions, non-existent paths, etc.). The OUI windows are fairly self-explanatory as to what needs to be done to correct the problem.

In the windows that appear below, take the action(s) indicated.

Window Name/Display/Progress Bar

Action to take

Oracle Universal Installer: Welcome

Click Next.

Oracle Universal Installer: File Locations

Source path should be from the CD-ROM and Destination path should reflect your $ORACLE_HOME path. Enter a name for the ORACLE_HOME (ex: Ora9201_home). Click Next.

Product list progress bar appears

Wait for next window.

Oracle Universal Installer: Available Products

Select Oracle9i Database and click Next.

Oracle Universal Installer: Installation Types

Select Enterprise Edition (3.09GB) and click Next.

Progress bar appears

Wait for the next window.

Oracle Universal Installer: Database Configuration

Select General Purpose and click Next.

Progress bar continues

Wait for next window.

Oracle Universal Installer: Database Identification

Enter the same value as the SID shown at the bottom of the window for the seed database

(ex: test) and click Next. You do not have to enter a domain name at this time (so the Global Database Name = SID).

Oracle Universal Installer: Database File Location

Enter the location for your database files

(ex: /opt2/oradata) and click Next. If possible, set a location other than the disk where the program files are being installed.

Oracle Universal Installer: Database Character Set

Use the default character set as shown and click Next.

Progress bar continues

Wait for the next window.

Oracle Universal Installer: Summary

Scroll down and expand the list if you want to see what will be installed. Otherwise, click Install.

Oracle Universal Installer: Install

window appears with a progress bar

Wait for instructions to mount the other two CD-ROMs. At the Disk Location window, change the path to /cdrom/disk2/ for CD #2 (/cdrom/disk3/ for CD #3) and click OK to continue the process. If an error related to oracle.swd.jre appears, click Ignore. See Troubleshooting Tips later to fix this.

Setup Privileges

Run the root.sh script as root in a separate shell window as directed. Oracle recommends that you make a backup copy of this file after running it. Return to the Setup Privileges window and click OK.

Oracle Net Configuration Assistant

Oracle Database Configuration Assistant

When prompted, enter passwords for sys and system. For JRE-related assistant errors, see Troubleshooting Tips section at the end of this guide. Do not enter Password Management.

Oracle Universal Installer: Configuration Tools

Click Next.

Oracle Universal Installer: End of Installation

(eject the last CD when finished)

Note the HTTP server information if you need it. Otherwise, click Exit and click Yes at the Exit window. Exit the OEM Console if it starts.

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