Install Oracle 10.2.0.1 (64 bit) on openSUSE 10.2 x86_64
This posting is supposed to give a detailed explanation of steps suggested
in thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=517596
by "mar_456". It is also addressing several issues recently been discussed at http://dizwell.com:-
error on Installing Oracle 10g realease 2 on suse 10.2
All my effort is to make already known issues clear and understandable for
people inexperienced with SUSE Linux system administration.
1. Install openSUSE 10.2 with "32 bit Runtime Environment" and "C/C++ Development" selection.
2. Download orarun-1.9-21.12.x86_64.rpm package from
and copy it to /tmp/orainst folder as root .Then run:-
# rpm2cpio orarun-1.9-21.12.x86_64.rpm | cpio -i --make-directories
Copy extracted files to required location and create symbolic links
at corresponding locations.Except symlink /usr/bin/sh pointing to /bin/bash.
It stays the same.
3. Create system user "oracle" with home directory /opt/oracle and shell /bin/bash
4. Set updated kernel parameters by executing as root:-
# /etc/init.d/oracle start