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Oracle installation

I am an Ingres database person, and very shortly I will become an Oracle person instead. I have my machine, I have my installation (?) disks. For the life of me I can't find intallation instructions for HP/UX - I can find lots and lots for Windows NT/2000 but nothing else.

I've searched and I've looked over my many CD's Oracle sent. I know the instructions are so close that they could bite me, but please someone tell me where they are.

BTW... is it Friday yet?
A. Clay Stephenson
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Re: Oracle installation

Hi Tracey,

No it's not Friday.

Go to

Under databases you will find the installation manuals for HP-UX.

If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle installation

Hello Tracey,

it really is not friday, yet ;-)
To install Oracle8.1[67] on HP-UX 11.00 you need:
1) setup PFS (portable filesystem) to moutn the CD
2) create user "oracle"/group "dba" and setup his/her
3) mount a big enough filesystem for the Oracle codes
and give proper permissions to mount-point and
mounted filesystem
4) start the "runInstaller" as user "oracle" from the
mounted CD using a working $DISPLAY
5) follow instructions of the JAVA GUI
6) unmount the CD (NOT with "umount"!)
7) relax

in more detail:
1) #use "ioscan -fnkC disk" to know the name of your
#CD-drives block-device - say it is "/dev/dsk/c0t0d0"
#and you are going tomount it onto "/cdrom":
#create the "/etc/pfs_fstab" file and the directory:

mkdir /cdrom
echo "/dev/dsk/c0t0d0 /cdrom pfs-rrip xlat=unix 0 0" > /etc/pfs_fstab

#check that the NFS portmapper is running:

ps -ef| grep "rpcbind" # rpcbind is needed!

#start the PFS daemons into background:

pfs_mountd &
pfsd &

2) #create the group for the oracle administrators:

groupadd dba

#create the user as member of the group:

useradd -g dba -m oracle

#create his/her ".profile" containing the env
#variables $ORACLE_HOME and $ORACLE_SID:

echo "#!/usr/bin/sh
export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/product/8.1.7
" > /home/oracle/.profile

#give proper permissions to ".profile":

chown -R oracle:dba /home/oracle

3) #you'll need about 2GB of space for 8.1.7,
#and still about 1.5GB for 8.1.6!
#hence create a filesystem big enough:

lvcreate -L 2048 -n oracle vgXX
mkfs /dev/vgXX/roracle

#create mount-point with proper permissions:

mkdir /u01
chown oracle:dba /u01
chmod 775 /u01

#mount that filesystem, create sub-dirs, set
#proper permissions:

mount /dev/vgXX/oracle /u01
mkdir -p /u01/product/8.1.7 # path as in step 2)
chown -R oracle:dba /u01
chmod -R 755 /u01

4) #switch user-id to "oracle" and set and test $DISPLAY:

su - oracle
export DISPLAY=yourdisplay:0.0
xlock -geom 500x500

#do you see a big xclock on screen?
#YES => close it, OK
#NO => you DO need X-Windows! Get it and come
# back to step 4)

# start the installer without doing a "cd"!!!

/cdrom/runInstaller &

5) #Follow instructions as shown on screen
#when you are told to exchange the CD,
#use the "browse" button to go to the
#root directory "/" and then you will need
#another terminal window where you are
#logged in as "root". Now unmount the CD:

pfs_umount /cdrom

#swap the CDs, and mount the new one:

pfs_mount /dev/dsk/c0t0d0 /cdrom

#go back to you Java GUI and use the browser
#dialog to select "/cdrom" again.

6) #When the installation is done, click on "exit"
#in the installer window, and log off as user


#now unmount the CD:

pfs_umount /cdrom

#you could kill the two daemons "pfsd" and
#"pfs_mountd" now, in that order, without
#options for kill!!!

7) Voila - Oracle 8i is installed!
In order to actually USE it, you will need to
build your kernel with a lot of different parameters,
but you did not ask for that instruction ;-)

Hence, relax!

Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle installation


check the link

here u get orcale installation procedure for all OS's
never give up
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle installation

see the following html docs and images.


It works for me (tm)
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Re: Oracle installation

1 images:
extract to directory
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Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle installation

2 images
extract to the same dir as above
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Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle installation

3 html guide
install to the same dir as the above folder.

It works for me (tm)
Trusted Contributor

Re: Oracle installation

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thanks to you guys my day is starting off much better than yesterday.


I found the other threads with the oracle kernel parameters, but if I have more questions, I won't hesitate to ask.