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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Problem in Oracle 9i CD for Solaris 8 (more specificaly in runInstaller file)

    I've downloaded the 3 cds of Oracle 9i for Solaris in a win2k machine and then i unziped the .cpio.gz files and burned the cds.
    But, when i put the cd in Solaris and try to run "runInstaller" i got an error
    saying that the file doesn't exists. The file is there, but is named "runinsta" (it should be runInstaller)and when i try to run it and gives me an error "./runInstaller not found".

    The funny thing is that when i look the cd in windows the "runInstaller" is in the cd and not "runinsta".

    What could that be?

  2. #2
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    why not copy the original downloads (cpio.gz) directly to the Unix machine
    you want to install onto and then follow the Install Documentation?

    Code:
    http://download-east.oracle.com/docs/html/A96167_01/inst.htm
    1. Using winzip against a Unix GZIP file is not a good idea
    2. Running everything directly from a CD on Unix is not a good idea
    3. Follow the install docs. That is why they come with the software.
    - The_Duck
    you can lead someone to something but they will never learn anything ...

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    also, there are directions directly on the download link when you download
    the 3 disks. Keep in mind it is talking about once you have the files on the
    Solaris server (not on a Windows server).

    Code:
    Directions
     	 
    1. Uncompress the file using "gunzip". 
        Eg.: "gunzip solaris64_9.2.0.1.0.Disk1.cpio.gz"
     	 
    2. Extract the file resulting from the step above using "cpio". 
        Eg.: "cpio -idmv < solaris64_9.2.0.1.0.Disk1.cpio"
     	 
    3. Repeat this for 
       solaris64_9.2.0.1.0.Disk2.cpio.gz 
       and 
       solaris64_9.2.0.1.0.Disk3.cpio.gz
    
    Important Note: Some browsers will uncompress the files but leave the 
    extension the same (gz) when downloading. If the above steps do not work, 
    try skipping step 1 and go directly to step 2 without changing the filename. 
    Eg. "cpio -idmv < solaris64_9.2.0.1.0.Disk1.cpio.gz"
    - The_Duck
    you can lead someone to something but they will never learn anything ...

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    yes, i did the installation copying the files to solaris and decompressing there. But i wanted to do by the CD without copying the files .cpio.gz to the solaris.
    At the Installation documentation they say that i can install by the CDs, it gives instructions how to use CDs to install oracle.

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    why do you want to install by CD so badly??
    you could have Oracle installed and a database up and running by now
    if you extracted the files on disk and followed the docs from there.

    to be honest, when using downloads (and not supplied disks mailed from Oracle)
    I would follow the extract directions I provided earlier. I wouldn't try to
    create a disk or anything. This is just my opinion and I am only trying to make
    your life easier.
    - The_Duck
    you can lead someone to something but they will never learn anything ...

  6. #6
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    I agree with "The Duck".

    Unless you want to keep the media for future reference I am not sure why you would try to create the CD.

    The site I work at, we do the reverse. We put the copy of the CD on NFS mounted disks and have access from all machines where oracle is to be installed. This is a true time saver as we do not need help from SA for mounting and unmounting of CDs.

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    along with that, normally you would download all 3 "disks" and then
    copy them directly to CD (movable media). You wouldn't try to unzip them
    and then copy them to cd.

    for you solution I guess you could do this:
    ftp the cpio.gz to Solaris
    gunzip the cpio.gz files
    then uncompress the cpio file to make the directory structure.

    then make your disks based on the directories you just made on Solaris.
    you wouldn't be able to do any of the above on a Wondows platform since the
    files are Unix OS based.
    - The_Duck
    you can lead someone to something but they will never learn anything ...

  8. #8
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    yeah, i understand what you said, fact, i did the installation by the extracted files and not by the CDs.

    But...
    For example, i got a test machine that have not too much space, so i had to download by ftp from the win machine (that have internet access to download the files) one disk decompress the files etc.. and start installation, and then when the installation ask for the disk 2 i remove the disk1 from the HD and download the disk2 decompress etc... and do that on and on until finish the installation. So i tought that that would be easier do that by CDS. But it is just a curiosity...

    sorry, i forgot to explain the scenario.

  9. #9
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    Since the file management of window and unix are different. That's explain why u see only runinsta in your unix system.

    Try to answer your limited disk question.

    Well, u can try to extract them in a machine with enough disk space, and them using nfs to install.

    For backup, u can always save a copy of the cpio.gz files.

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