This guide describes how to install and configure the products available on the Oracle Database 10g Companion CD installation media.


This guide is intended for anyone responsible for installing the products available on the Oracle Database 10g Companion CD installation media.

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TTY Access to Oracle Support Services

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Related Documentation

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

Refer to Oracle Database Release Notes for Apple Mac OS X (Intel) 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


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.

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.

Convention Description
backslash \ A backslash indicates a command that is too long to fit on a single line. Enter the line 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: library_name
vertical line | A vertical line indicates a choice within braces or brackets:

SIZE filesize [K|M]


In this guide, the term Companion CD products has been used to refer to the products available on the Oracle Database Companion CD installation media. In contrast, the term Oracle Database 10g Companion Products has been used to refer to the products available in the Oracle Database 10g Companion Products installation type.

Accessing Documentation

The documentation for Oracle Database 10g release 2 (10.2) 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 the disc:

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

  2. 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 Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) Online Documentation Library. This library is on the Oracle Technology Network Web site at