Installing Oracle 9iR2 on Red Hat 9
Subject:   Unable to Install 8.1.7 NOT 9i on Redhat 9
Date:   2004-02-20 20:23:38
From:   km1
I cannot get 8.1.7 installation done on my pc. I downloaded the whole installation file from the oracle 8.1.7 download site under /usr/local/downloads/Oracle8iLinux/ and extracted Disk1 contents under
and the linux81701.tar is under /usr/local/downloads/Oracle8iLinux/

I did the export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1 and I get the message

[oracle@localhost Disk1]$ ./runInstaller
Initializing Java Virtual Machine from ../stage/Components/oracle.swd.jre/1.1.8/1/DataFiles/Expanded/linux/bin/jre. Please wait...

I get a blank gray screen which seems to mean that the jre is trying to load but nothing happens beyond that.

Is there something specific for 8.1.7 which is different for 9i because most docs I see refer to 9i not 8.1.7 and I do need 8.1.7 because thats the database we need to use.

The pc I am trying to install this on has 384MB RAM which is not a lot but I I doubt that that is the cause of the hangup because I have other even more resource intensive software which I have been able to install without problems.

I have tried to install this for a long time and really need to get this going asap. Please help soon.