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LinuxWorld: A practical guide to Oracle8i for Linux

“If you’ve been having trouble installing Oracle8i, be
bewildered no longer. Uche Ogbuji explains why Oracle8i is one of
the wildest, wooliest installs ever, and how to work around its
quirks.”

“Oracle’s Unix installers are legendary for their difficulty, as
I roundly pointed out in my previous article about Oracle. Oracle
has improved the situation a lot with a new installer. Originally,
the install supported only Red Hat 6.0, but a little-publicized
document (see Resources) offers a concise and mostly accurate
step-by-step guide to installing under Red Hat 6.1. I installed
Oracle on a box running the KRUD distribution (see Resources), a
solid repackaging of Red Hat 6.1 with all fixes to date and many
additions.”

“Oracle’s Unix installers are legendary for their difficulty, as
I roundly pointed out in my previous article about Oracle. Oracle
has improved the situation a lot with a new installer. … The
central change in the Oracle installation process is the
elimination of the text-mode installer, which has been replaced by
a Java program.”


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