Installing Oracle 8.0.5 on Redhat 5.2

First, log in as the oracle user.

If you have a CD, mount it and cd to the orainst directory under the mount point. If you have a tar.gz distribution, extract it using tar xfz and cd to the orainst directory created by the extraction.

Type ./orainst, you should be presented with a text-based installer.

On the Install Type dialog select Default Install then select OK
On the preamble and readme.txt dialogs select OK
On the Installation Activity Choice dialog select Install, Upgrade or De-Install Software then select OK
On the Installation Options dialog select Install New Product - Create DB Objects then select OK
On the ORATAB dialog, follow the instructions:
Select Shell
su to root
Type export ORACLE_OWNER=oracle
Type sh oratab.sh
When prompted Is it OK to continue answer Y
When prompted Are these settings correct answer Y
Type exit
Type exit again
Select Retry
On the Environment Variables dialog, select OK
On the defaults dialog, select OK
On the Software Asset Manger dialog, select all of the products in the left hand window then select Install
On the Default Database Startup Using Prebuilt Datafiles dialog, select OK
On the Information dialog warning about ULIMIT not being set, select OK
On the Database Mount Points dialog, enter /u01 for all 3 points then select OK
On the ORACLE_DOC dialog, select OK
On the Documentation Format dialog, select Both then select OK

A progress dialog will appear...

The installation should fail trying to install the documentation, follow these instructions.
Select Shell
Type mkdir /u01/app/oracle/product/8.0.5/doc/server.805
Type mkdir /u01/app/oracle/product/8.0.5/doc/server.805/install
Type exit
Select Retry
On the Installer Actions Completed dialog, select OK
On the Software Asset Manger dialog, select Exit
On the Confirmation dialog, select Yes

Now that the installation process has completed, you still need to run a script, follow these instructions.
cd $ORACLE_HOME/orainst
su to root
Type sh root.sh
When prompted Are these setting correct answer Y
When prompted for the local bin directory enter /usr/local/bin
When prompted Okay to continue answer Y
Type exit

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