Oracle8 Installation Guide
Release 8.0.4

Part Number A56097-01






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1 Requirements and Features

Installation Overview
System Installation Requirements
Hardware Requirements
Operating System Software Requirements
Additional Product-Specific Installation Requirements
Disk Space and Memory Requirements
Operating System and Installation-Specific Issues and Restrictions
New Products for Release 8.0.4

2 Setting the Environment

UNIX Environment Summary
Tasks to Perform as the root User
Tasks to Perform as the oracle User
Setup Tasks for Individual Oracle Products
Server, Cartridges, and Options
Tools and Precompilers
Networking and System Management Products

3 Installation Tasks

Starting the Installer
Installer Prompts
Database Creation Prompts
Oracle Parallel Server Prompts
Installing Documentation
How to Install Documentation
Verifying the Installer Session

4 Configuring the Oracle8 System

Tasks to Perform as the root User
Tasks to Perform as the oracle User
Post-Installation for Individual Oracle Products
Accessing Installed Documentation
Text Viewers

5 Upgrading and Migrating

Selecting an Upgrade Method
Restrictions and Other Considerations
Pre-Upgrade Tasks
Post-Upgrade Tasks

A Using the Oracle Installer

Creating Database Objects
Installer-Created Database Objects
Default and Repeat Installations
Default Installation Path
Silent Mode (for Repeat Installations)
Upgrades and Patch Set Installations
Patch Sets
Other Installer Functions
Rebuilding the Client Shared Library and Relinking
Removing Products
Building a Staging Area
Display Problems
Insufficient Disk Space
Relinking Error Messages
Staging Area Problems
User Errors

B Basic UNIX for Installing Oracle8

Essential UNIX Concepts
Case Sensitivity
Executable Scripts
Wildcard Characters
Overview of Basic UNIX Commands
Basic UNIX Commands for Chapter 1, Requirements and Features
Basic UNIX Commands for Chapter 2, Setting the Environment
Basic UNIX Commands for Chapter 3, Installation Tasks
Basic UNIX Commands for Chapter 4, Configuring the Oracle8 System
Basic UNIX Commands for Installing Oracle8
Basic UNIX Syntax and Descriptions

C National Language Support

Supported Sort Sequences
Supported Character Sets
Supported Languages and Territories


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