Oracle8i Installation Guide
Release 3 (8.1.7)

Part Number A87434_01
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Preface

Purpose of this Guide
Audience
Oracle8i and Oracle8i Enterprise Edition
Typographic Conventions
Command Syntax
Accessing Installed Documentation
Related Documentation
Oracle Services and Support

1 System Requirements

Installation Overview
Product Categories and Installation Types
System Installation Requirements
Hardware Requirements
Disk Space Requirements
Operating System Software Requirements
Additional Product-Specific Installation Requirements
SGI IRIX and Installation-Specific Issues and Restrictions
Concurrent Process Limit
File Systems
Using Hummingbird Exceed
Re-Installing Oracle8i Release 3 (8.1.7)
New Oracle Home Directory
Backing Up the root.sh Script
Java Runtime Environment
Character Mode Installer
Upgrading and Migrating
Optimal Flexible Architecture
Very Large Memory
Very Large Files

2 Pre-installation Tasks

UNIX System Configuration
Understanding Pre-Installation Setup Tasks
Setup Tasks to Perform as the root User
Setup Tasks to Perform as the oracle User
Setup Tasks for Oracle Products
Tools and Precompilers
Networking and System Management Products
Understanding Net8 Configuration
Server Network Configuration
Client Network Configuration
Identifying Your Database Environment
Selecting a Database Creation Method

3 Installation

Using Oracle Universal Installer
Installing Oracle8i Enterprise Edition
Installing Oracle8i Client
Reviewing a Log of an Installation Session
Cleaning Up After a Failed Installation
Non-Interactive "Silent" Installation and Configuration
Specifying a Response File Location
First-time Installation in Silent Mode
Error Handling
Validation of Values from Response File
Silent Installation and Net8 Configuration Assistant

4 Post-installation Tasks

User Passwords
Configuration Tasks to Perform as the root User
Configuration Tasks to Perform as the oracle User
Run the catrep.sql Script
Update UNIX Account Startup Files
Configure Environment Variables
Apply Any Required Oracle Patches
Set Initialization Parameters
Post-installation Tasks for Oracle Products
Multi-threaded Server
Net8
Oracle Assistants
Oracle Options
Oracle Precompilers
Recovery Manager
Secure Socket Layer
Reviewing Installed Starter Database Contents
User Names and Passwords
Database Identification
Tablespaces and Datafiles
Initialization Parameter File
Redo Log Files
Control Files
Rollback Segments
Data Dictionary
De-Installing Oracle Software
De-installing an Oracle Database Using Oracle Database Configuration Assistant
De-installing Oracle Software Using Oracle Universal Installer

A Oracle8i Products

Oracle8i Enterprise Edition or Oracle8i Components
Oracle8i Client Components
Product Descriptions

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