Oracle ASM installation

Hi ,

I need to install Oracle DB with ASM on my laptop which has Centos 6.0 version , I have partitioned the hard disk . I need to install in the partition /u01/   which has 140 GB of space. The oracle version is Oracle 11g r2.

I came to know that , we need to install grid for installing ASM from oracle 11g version  onwards. I need guidance on the below

1. Before installing grid I need to install and create ASM disks. Here my question is I have already partitioned my hard disk , I need to know the steps to create the asm disk in the folder /u01 and then install the oracle Db.

Any help is really appreciated.
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Mark GeerlingsDatabase AdministratorCommented:
I question the decision to install Oracle Grid software, plus ASM plus a database on a laptop!  Yes, it may be possible, but it is likely to be *SLOW*.  Grid works best when multiple computers are involved, usually each with multiple CPUs.  And ASM works best when multiple disks are available.  You likely don't have that in your laptop.

If you want (or need?) to have an Oracle database running on a laptop (even that decision I question) I would suggest leaving out the GRID and ASM components.  They are helpful in a Data Center.  But trying to run all of these components in a laptop will likely be disappointing.
sam_2012Author Commented:
I need to have a standalone DB with ASM on it. If I connect two external Hard disks will it work fine?
sam_2012Author Commented:
I mean whether I will be able to install ASM on the system and work on it.
Mark GeerlingsDatabase AdministratorCommented:
As long as your O/S can see and use the external disks, then I would expect ASM to be able to use them.  Will this combination "work fine" on a laptop?  Maybe.  I doubt that the performance will be very good, but it should work.

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