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Oracle 8i Setup on Red Hat Linux ES 3

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27

Tryin to install oracle 8i on Linux Red Hat ES 3 (I know it's old version ERP needs to run on 8i)

Using Red Hat ES 3.

I have setup the environment as follows


Created groups, oinstall,dba,oper
Created an oracle user

 Have installed packages

Have also installed jdk118_v3-glibc-2.1.3 as will and made an symbolic link to /usr/local/jave

Can run the installer and all goes through ok, give the instance a name etc and then I get the following error.


Error in invoking target ntcontab.o of makefile /u01/app/oracle/product/8.1.7/network/ins_net_client.mk


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I doubt if Oracle8 is certified for RedHat ES3.  If you want to use a version of Oracle that is that old (you are aware it's not supported any more, right?) you may need an older version of RedHat as well, like maybe ES2.

Do you need Linux?  Oracle8 can work on WindowsNT4.0 or Windows2000 (and maybe even WindowsServer2003).

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I have a friend who is running it at the moment on a pc, he is just out of the country at the moment, not sure how much fiddling he had to do to get all the correct libaries etc.

Yes i know it's not supported like i said ERP system is dependant on 8i.

Want to use Linux as i am having memory issues with windows i.e 2gb max process
Mark GeerlingsDatabase Administrator

It is not too difficult in Windows to use the /3gb and /PAE switches in the boot.ini file and support an SGA of close to 3GB.
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