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Requirements for Installing Oracle 11gR2 RDBMS on RHEL (and OL) 5 on 32-bit x86 (Doc ID 880936.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 17, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Red Hat Advanced Server
Linux x86


This note explains the requirements that need to be met for a successful installation of RDBMS release 11.2.0.x (a 1 DVD set) on RedHat 5.2 or greater, 32-bit (x86).

It is NOT the purpose of this NOTE to repeat every "how-to" step that is presented in the 11gR2 Installation Guide manual. For example this NOTE does not include how to create the Linux OS account named "oracle", nor does it cover how to set environment variables. Both are adequate covered in Chapter 2 "Oracle Database Preinstallation Requirements" of the 11gR2 Installation Guide manual.

If you have a valid OTN account, you can download the from here


This procedure is meant for those planning/trying to install Oracle Server (or above) on Red Hat Server 5.2 (or greater) on the 32-bit (x86) platform. Since it is the expressed goal to keep Oracle Enterprise Linux functionally IDENTICAL to RHEL, this NOTE is also completely applicable to 32-bit (x86) OL 5.2 (or greater)


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