Friday, May 18, 2007

Install Oracle (64 bit) on openSUSE 10.2 x86_64

This posting is supposed to give a detailed explanation of steps suggested
in thread
by "mar_456". It is also addressing several issues recently been discussed at

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

5.Edit file database/install/oraparam.ini to add "SuSE-10" .
6. Login as user oracle and run Oracle Universal Installer . You should not
experience any problems during OUI linking phase as far as
"32 bit Runtime Environment" has been installed, otherwise linking phase
will generate three exceptions and OUI will finally crash even you have choosed
"Ignore" for all of exceptions

Installation has been done.