This guide describes how to install and configure Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) on Solaris Operating System (x86-64).


This guide is intended for anyone responsible for installing Oracle Database10g release 2 (10.2) on a single Solaris x86-64 system. If you want to install Oracle Real Application Clusters on a UNIX cluster, refer to Oracle Database Oracle Clusterware and Oracle Real Application Clusters Installation Guide for Solaris Operating System for installation instructions.

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TTY Access to Oracle Support Services

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Command Syntax

UNIX command syntax appears in monospace font. The dollar character ($), number sign (#), or percent character (%) are UNIX command prompts. Do not enter them as part of the command. The following command syntax conventions are used in this guide:

Convention Description
backslash \ A backslash is the UNIX command continuation character. It is used in command examples that are too long to fit on a single line. Enter the command as displayed (with a backslash) or enter it on a single line without a backslash:
dd if=/dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s6 of=/dev/rst0 bs=10b \ 
braces { } Braces indicate required items:
.DEFINE {macro1}
brackets [ ] Brackets indicate optional items:
cvtcrt termname [outfile]
ellipses ... Ellipses indicate an arbitrary number of similar items:
CHKVAL fieldname value1 value2 ... valueN
italics Italic type indicates a variable. Substitute a value for the variable:
vertical line | A vertical line indicates a choice within braces or brackets:
FILE filesize [K|M]

Accessing Documentation

The documentation for this release includes platform-specific documentation and generic product documentation.

Platform-Specific Documentation

Platform-specific documentation includes information about installing and using Oracle products on particular platforms. The platform-specific documentation for this product is available in both Adobe portable document format (PDF) and HTML format on the product disc. To access the platform-specific documentation on disc:

  1. Use a Web browser to open the welcome.htm file in the top-level directory of the disc.

  2. For DVD only, select the appropriate product link.

  3. Select the Documentation tab.

If you prefer paper documentation, then open and print the PDF files.

Product Documentation

Product documentation includes information about configuring, using, or administering Oracle products on any platform. The product documentation for Oracle Database 10g products is available in both HTML and PDF formats in the following locations:

Related Documentation

The platform-specific documentation for Oracle Database 10g products includes the following manuals:

Refer to Oracle Database Release Notes for Solaris Operating System (x86-64) for important information that was not available when this book was released. The release notes for Oracle Database 10g are updated regularly. You can get the most recent version from Oracle Technology Network at

Typographic Conventions

The following text conventions are used in this document:

Convention Meaning
boldface Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.
italic Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.
monospace Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.