Preparing the Oracle environmentBefore installation, the Oracle environment has to be created so that there are minimal problems when installaing:
Check and update the System Requirements
The system requirements regarding the Oracle
environment for each product provided on the Oracle Enterprise Edition
To prepare the Oracle environment for installation, you must tune the kernel so that it can use shared memory.
Log in as the root user.
Use a text editor such as vi to edit the /etc/system file, adding the following statements to the end of it:
Save the /etc/system file.
Reboot the system.
Create the Oracle Administration Account
As the root user, create a user account named oracle. Although this user account could be named something other than oracle, I recommend that you name the account oracle for consistency with other Oracle installations. You can create the oracle account using the Admintool or manually.
To create the oracle account, you must have the following information:
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