Oracle8i Installation Guide
Release 3 (8.1.7)

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Preface

Purpose of this Guide

This guide, with the Oracle8i Release Notes Release 3 (8.1.7) 64 Bit for SGI IRIX and the Oracle8i Administrator's Reference Release 3 (8.1.7) 64 Bit for SGI IRIX, describes how to install and configure Oracle8i release 3 (8.1.7) on SGI IRIX. For additional product information, see the Oracle8i Generic Documentation Set.

Audience

This guide is intended for anyone responsible for installing Oracle8i release 3 (8.1.7) on SGI IRIX systems.

Oracle8i and Oracle8i Enterprise Edition

The information in this guide is common to both Oracle8i and Oracle8i Enterprise Edition.

Typographic Conventions

The following typographic conventions are used in this guide:

monospace 

Monospace type indicates UNIX commands, directory names, user names, path names, file names, and text quoted from screen output. 

brackets [ ] 

Words enclosed in brackets indicate button and key names (for example, Press [Return]). Note that brackets have a different meaning when used in command syntax. 

italics 

Italic type indicates variables, including variable portions of file names. It is also used for emphasis. 

UPPERCASE 

Uppercase letters indicate Structured Query Language (SQL) reserved words, initialization parameters, and environment variables. 

Command Syntax

All examples that show commands or file contents appear in monospace font and assume the use of the Bourne shell. The dollar prompt ($) at the beginning of the UNIX command examples is the default UNIX command prompt. Do not enter it in the examples.

backslash \ 

A backslash indicates a command that is too long to fit on a single line. Enter the line as printed (with a backslash) or enter it as a single line without a backslash:
dd if=/dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s6 of=/dev/rst0 bs=10b \
count=10000
 

braces { } 

Braces indicate required items: .DEFINE {macro1} 

brackets [ ] 

Brackets indicate optional items: cvtcrt termname [outfile]

Note that brackets have a different meaning when used in regular text. 

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] 

Accessing Installed Documentation

Oracle8i release 3 (8.1.7) for SGI IRIX documentation includes this guide and the Oracle8i Administrator's Reference Release 3 (8.1.7) 64 Bit for SGI IRIX. You can install documentation in HTML and PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format, which requires Acrobat Reader) formats. Platform-specific documentation files are installed from the Oracle8i CD-ROM. Generic documentation files are installed from the Oracle8i Online Generic Documentation CD-ROM. The location of the documentation files is determined according to the following rules:

To access the documentation, use a web browser to open either the index.htm or products.htm files (the latter file does not a require a frames-enabled browser). If you prefer paper documentation, you can print the PDF files.

Oracle Product Documentation

Oracle8i product documentation is available on the Oracle8i On-Line Generic Documentation CD-ROM. The README file in the top level directory of the CD-ROM contains instructions for accessing and installing the documents on the CD-ROM.

Oracle Information Navigator

Oracle Information Navigator is a Java-based search and navigation utility provided with Oracle online documentation. If you are using a Java-enabled browser, Information Navigator is launched automatically when you open the index.htm file at the top level of the CD-ROM. You can use the Information Navigator with Oracle documentation, whether you are reading from the CD-ROM or from installed files.

Related Documentation

If you are unfamiliar with the concepts or terminology associated with relational database management systems, read Chapter 1 in Oracle8i Concepts before beginning your installation.

Information on system administration and tuning a production database system is provided in these documents:

Information on migrating or upgrading from a previous release of the Oracle Server is provided in Oracle8i Migration.

Oracle Services and Support

Oracle Corporation offers a wide range of support services, including Oracle Education courses, Oracle Consulting services, and Oracle Worldwide Customer Support. Information on Oracle products and global services is available on the Internet, from:

http://www.oracle.com

The following sections provide URLs for selected services.

Oracle Support Services

Technical Support contact information worldwide is listed at:

http://www.oracle.com/support

This site provides templates to help you prepare information on your problem before you call. You also need your CSI number (if applicable) or complete contact details, including any special project information relating to the problem.

Products and Documentation

Customers in the U.S.A. can contact the Oracle Store at:

http://store.oracle.com

Links to stores in other countries are provided from this site.

Product documentation is available at:

http://docs.oracle.com

Customer Service

Global Customer Service contacts are listed at:

http://www.oracle.com/support/

Education and Training

Information on training and worldwide training schedules is available at:

http://education.oracle.com

Oracle Technology Network

Register with the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at:

http://technet.oracle.com

OTN delivers technical papers, code samples, product documentation, self-service developer support, and Oracle's key developer products to enable rapid development and deployment of applications built on Oracle technology.

Support for the Hearing-Impaired

To avail of TTY access to Oracle Support Services within the United States of America, phone 1-800-446-2398.


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