This guide explains how to install and configure Oracle Database for Linux. This guide also provides information about Optimal Flexible Architecture, cloning an Oracle home, troubleshooting the installation, and how to remove the database software.

The preface contains the following topics:


This guide is intended for anyone responsible for installing Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) on Linux systems. Additional installation guides for Oracle Database, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Clusterware, Oracle Database Examples, and Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control are available on Oracle Technology Network at:

See Also:

Oracle Database Quick Installation Guide for Linux x86-64 to install Oracle Database using the default settings

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Access to Oracle Support

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Related Documentation

The related documentation for Oracle Database products includes the following manuals:

For information about Oracle error messages, see Oracle Database Error Messages Reference. Oracle error message documentation is available only in HTML. If you have access to the Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Online Documentation Library, then you can browse the error messages by range. After you find the specific range, use your browser's "find in page" feature to locate the specific message. When connected to the Internet, you can search for a specific error message using the error message search feature of the Oracle online documentation.

Many books in the documentation set use the sample schemas of the seed database, which is installed by default when you install Oracle Database. See Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information about how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.

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See Oracle Database Release Notes for Linux for important information that was not available when this book was released. The release notes for Oracle Database is updated regularly. The most recent version is available at:


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