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1. Introduction

1.1 What's in here?

A sequence of steps that brought us to let Oracle 8i, and Linux RedHat 7.2 working together.

1.2 Who is this HOWTO for?

This document is for people who want to install Oracle 8i version 8.1.7 Enterprise edition on Linux RedHat 7.2. At the time Luca Roversi tried to combine the twos, he could only find people on the net who was wandering why previous HOWTOs could not lead them to a successful installation.

We have not yet realized the points where this HOWTO substantially differs from previous HOWTOs on the same subject; however, it lists operations that seems to be correct.

1.3 Current versions of this document

The web site where this document can be found is: author's web site

1.4 Disclaimer

You get what you pay for. We offer no warranty of any kind, implied or otherwise. May be we shall help you where we can, but, legally, you are on your own.

1.5 Credits and Thanks

This HOWTO has been written by Krastio Atanassov and Luca Roversi. The very first version could not have been created without the initial support the second author obtained from various mailing lists.

Also, the very first revision was written exploiting Stephen Darlington's <> "Oracle for Linux Installation HOWTO" sgml source as a template.

We welcome any constructive feedback on this HOWTO and any general Linux or Oracle issues. Email us at or/and

1.6 License

This document is copyright 2002 Krastio Atanassov and Luca Roversi.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

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