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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Oracle Professional Developer 6.0.33 for DOS

    Hi, I'm trying to install this fosil in DOS 6.22, which is running in Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. I'm hoping that some of you veteran Oracle developers have any recollection of in what order do these diskette images need to be loaded, since I don't have any documentation available for 6.0.33.

    A friend emailed me the following 720K diskette images:

    INSTALLE.IMG
    RDBMS1.IMG
    RDBMS2.IMG
    RDBMS3.IMG
    RSF.IMG
    SQLLDR1.IMG
    SQLLDR2.IMG
    UTIL1.IMG
    UTIL2.IMG
    UTIL3.IMG

    Within Virtual PC, I capture a diskette image, one at a time, into Drive A:
    VPC's floppy disk emulation supports FAT12, so the supported diskette formats can be: 720K or 1.44MB. If anyone happens to have documentation for this legacy version, I would greatly appreciate a copy of it!.. Thank You.

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    Huh, I've never even heard of it!

    However, this is what those names remind me of:
    - INSTALLE - something like SETUP.EXE, perhaps? Today's Universal Installer
    - RDBMS - looks like database software (you know, Oracle itself)
    - RSF - no idea
    - SQLLDR - SQL*Loader
    - UTIL - utilities (such as IMP and EXP)

    I'd try to install them as you've sorted them ... but I really wouldn't know what RSF is and when to install it.

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    In many cases multi-disk installations works perfectly well if you throw the contents of every floppy into the same directory on your hard drive and run the setup from there.
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    "It does not work" is not a valid problem statement.

  4. #4
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    All in one directory

    I already tried that [putting everything in one directory] and didn't work.
    Seems like the install program is specifically looking for certain things in a proper sequence, kinda like when restoring files to hard disk with DOS' RESTORE.EXE or tar -xv in UNIX. Perhaps I could email these files to someone and see if they can figure it out?

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    I would go to the oracle forum at

    forums.oracle.com

    or put in a request via metalink for help. What is the reason that you can't use the windows based developer, which is free to download
    Bill
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