Installing oracle 9i on Ubuntu


i have disks of oracle 9i and want to install them on linux

i dont have any idea of linux, but i do need to install them

please help me how to do so

i am going to need all the help that i can and please help me in solving any errors also that i might get in the path

Please help me guys
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jhawarmayankAuthor Commented:
i tried but couldnt get through

if i run the installer in the main Disk then it gives me the error as

./runInstaller: 62: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")

and if i go into the install linux folder
it gives me error

The Java RunTime Environment was not found at F/bin/java. Hence, the Oracle Universal Installer cannot be run.
Please visit and install JRE version 1.3.1 or higher and try again.
: No such file or directory

altough i have installed jre 6 update 19 in /bin/java/jre1.6.0_19 but i get these errors

please help me on how to proceed and debug these errors
User applications should be in /usr. Some applications will go to /opt like IBM DB2. SET PATH & CLASSPATH to JRE bin and lib directories and also JAVA_HOME. CLASSPATH is optional since that is required when you install JDK to work with Java language. Here is how:

How to Set JAVA_HOME / PATH variables Under Linux Bash Profile
Configuring Your Environment
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jhawarmayankAuthor Commented:
set the java_home and path variables like described here
but still am getting the same errors

please help
./runInstaller: 62: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")")

This happens due to a "stupid" runInstaller shell script that expect RedHat to be the OS.
So change directory into the install/linux subdirectory of the install dir and then run ./runInstaller from that dir. That should work for you :)

Also, Not really sure, but it is probably expecting to have Bash as the shell.
Try changing your shell to Bash. Once it gets to the "Installer" proper it
doesn't matter, but it runs a "check stuff" script first.

See this: Really good:

Also take A look at this:

If all these do not work, try this:

You must have extracted the JRE tar ball under /bin. Extract under /usr and reconfigure.
So much effort has been made by experts as per original requirement. I suggest that please split points between the 3 expert posts with accepted solution to ID 29584891 by jhawarmayank.
Stated in above comment submitted by mistake.
jhawarmayankAuthor Commented:
the problem is still not resolved
just assigning points and grading because people have made efforts in helping me in every possible way
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