[Oracle] install oracle 10g to centos 6 minimal vmware

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Post at 24 Feb 2015 03:38

Oracle Database 10g is a stable and with lots of necessary feature.
But it's too old to support new OS officially.
I had been asked a question about 10g ASM which need a 10g environment. BTW write a note here.

Install CentOS 6 Minimal

  • Download centos 6 minimal

I don't like full version, want thing to be as simple as it can be.

  • Install to vmware player 6
  • Connect to terminal with ssh
  • edit with vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, set ONBOOT=yes, static, IPADDR, NETMASK, GATEWAY, and then bring up eth0 with ifup eth0
  • Install tiger-vncserver
  • Run yum groupinstall "Desktop" "X Window System"

Maybe not necessary if I install Oracle software and database manually, anyway I can wait yum download 170m components.

  • prepare a new vm scsi disk

create oracle software partition and raw partition with fdisk
format mkfs -t ext3 -c /dev/sdb1 (pay attention to which disk should format)
edit /etc/fstab add /dev/sdb1 /u10 ext3 defaults 0 0

Install Oracle

  • Kernal parameters

edit sysctl.conf and sysctl -p

  • Prepare Oracle 10g media
  • Install Oracle software
  • Create database dbca
  • Install guide


Advaced topics

  • create udev raw devices


  • setup db on asm


  • add css with localconfig





  • I choose Japanese language when CentOS install program asked me, but after I installed desktop, the default desktop is English. So characters are not displayed correctly. So does vnc server.
  • Setup CSS with localconfig is not successful for local.ocr in wrong format.


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