Oracle Linux Configuration for Database Installation

Note: Oracle has changed the nature of how they released this version and have made available at MyOracleSupport 7 zip files. Here are their descriptions
Zip File # Description
1 Database 1 of 2
2 Database 2 of 2
3 OEM Grid Control
4 Client
5 Gateways
6 Examples
7 Uninstall
Step 1A: Unless you want to put in your MyOracleSupport (metalink) service identifier uncheck the box and click [Next].
Step 1B: If you decided not to provide your service identifier Oracle wants to know if you need had a few too many beers. Answer yes and remain as ignorant as the rest of us.
Step 2: Click "Skip software updates" and click [Next].
Step 3: Accept the default or click on "Create and configure a database" as shown and click [Next]
Step 4: Select "Server Class" and click [Next]
Step 5: Select stand-alone or RAC install and click [Next]
Step 6: Accept the default and click [Next]
Step 7: Accept the defaults and click [Next]
Step 8A: For any class accept the default, Enterprise Edition, and click [ Next ]. If installing for your company be sure to install only those features covered by your license agreement.
Step 8B: Additional license options if you've chosen Enterprise Edition. Be sure only those features that have been licensed are checked.
Step 9: Verify the environment variables you set up in .bashrc are correctly reflected. If they are not fix the environment variables and restart the installation in a new terminal window.

Click [Next]

Note to Oracle: This would be a great place to pop up a dialog box from which we could fix and reset them rather than canceling the install.
Step 10: Verify the Inventory directory is correct and is owned by the correct Linux group.

Click [Next]
Step 11: Select General Purpose and click [Next]
Step 12: These values are based on the environment variables you created. If they are not correct fix them here and restart the installation in a new terminal window.

Click [Next]
Step 13A: Accept the default and click [Next] unless you have a reason to not use AMM.
Step 13B: Select the character set appropriate for your globalization requirements. If you are not familiar with the choices read first and then continue the installation.

Click [Next]
Step 13C: Accept the default "new" security settings and click [Next]
Step 13D: If this is a production installation do not install the sample schemas. If the database will be used for training accept them.

Click [Next]
Step 14: Accept the default unless you have an OEM Grid installation in place and click [Next]
Step 15: Select File System and click [Next]
Step 16: Oracle's "automated backups" are unsuitable for a production environment and, if enabled, get in the way to teaching yourself how backups should be done. Do not enable these and click [Next].
Step 17: Select "Use the same password for all accounts" and choose some very simple password such as "Oracle1" then click [Next].

As soon as installation and configuration are completed set real passwords, with a high degree of complexity, for all required accounts and lock any others.
Step 18: Set Operating System Groups as demonstrated in the screen capture and click [Next].
Step 19A: Unless you have substantial installation experience with database 11gR2 do not select the "Ignore All" checkbox. Ignoring failures is a reasonably good way to have further failures.

It is certainly true that some failures can be ignored but definitely not all of them or even most of them.

If you have failures click the "Fix & Check Again" button. If no failures click [Next].
Step 19B: This screenshot is here solely do demonstrate the [Next] button being activated by clicking the "Ignore All" checkbox.
Step 20: This screen is informational only though you can use it to save a response file for recreating the database. Click [Install].
Step 21: Installation progress at 8%
Step 22: Getting near the end of the installation the Database Configuration Assistant pops up to allow for GUI password management. We recommend clicking [Ok] and performing password management in SQL*Plus.
Step 23: At this point open a terminal window, which as indicated must be as root, and run these two scripts in the order indicated (first 1, then 2). When both have been run close the terminal window and clock [OK].
Step 24: The screen from Step 23 showing the open terminal window after running
Step 25: Installation is complete. Copy this information into your browser and bookmark it

Click [Close]
Step 9: If Windows find a copy of Oracle Database or and follow these steps to get SQL*Plus Windows
Step # Description
1 Copy the following DDL files from the $ORACLE_HOME/bin directory of the 10gR2 database to $ORACLE_HOME\bin iofthe install.
ltscsn10.dll oraldapclnt10.dll oranldap10.dll oraocr10.dll orasql10.dll
oraclient10.dll oran10.dll oranls10.dll oraocrb10.dll oraunls10.dll
oracommon10.dll orancds10.dll orannzsbb10.dll oraplp10.dll oravsn10.dll
oracore10.dll orancrypt10.dll oranro10.dll orapls10.dll oraxml10.dll
orageneric10.dll oranhost10.dll orantcp10.dll ORASLAX10.dll sqlplusw.exe
orahasgen10.dll oranl10.dll orantns10.dll orasnls10.dll  
2 Copy the file spwus.msb from $ORACLE_HOME\sqlplus\mesg to the corresponding directory in the 11gR2 file system.

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