How can i install Oracle 11g

August 5, 2014 5.4k views

I would like to create a development environment for my team and I would like to have a Oracle 11G installed as the back end for each of the services.
I have not come across any litrature pointing to an Oracle install, could you please let me know if this has been done? If so which OS did you use? Oracle has their own Unix like OS which is free. Is there a instance image which we could use?

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  • We tried to install oracle 11g using above commands on CentOS 6.5

    After running commands, I got message as package has be installed successfully.
    But I am not able to access database using oracle commands.
    Could you please let us know the commands to connect to this instance?
    What is the default user?

    We are doing it for the first time, all the help you could provide would be really appreciated.

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We don't offer an image with Oracle's Linux distro, and unfortunately the only officially supported distros for Oracle 11g are Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Linux. Though Oracle Linux is a RHEL clone and so is CentOS. So using one of the CentOS images will probably be your best bet. In fact they are so closely related that Oracle offers a script that will "turn" a CentOS 6 installation into an Oracle one.

curl -O 

After you've run that script on a CentOS 6.5 droplet, you should be able to install Oracle 11g with:

yum install oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall
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