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If it is possible, how is the step-by-step installation done?

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Yes, it is possible.
First install libaio1 package with:

 sudo apt-get install libaio1 

After that install the downloaded deb file with:

 sudo dpkg -i oracle-xe_xxxxx_i386.deb
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I tried it but it seems my .deb isn't detected sudo: unable to resolve host c031-mak1 dpkg: error processing home/Downloads/oracle-xe_10.2.0.1-1.0_i386.deb (--install): cannot access archive: No such file or directory –  lalala Dec 12 '12 at 9:14
    
Is the file really there? Are you in that directory? If you cannot manage it, install gdebi and double click on the deb file! (GUI mode install) –  Frantique Dec 12 '12 at 9:17
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http://www.iasptk.com/ubuntu-functioning-of-oracle-xe-in-the-system-oraclehome-environment-variable

Install Oracle 10g XE on Ubuntu Server

Download

oracle-xe-universal_10.2.0.1-1.0_i386.deb (262,440,214 bytes) (cksum 3404538446) *Debian package

from

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/products/express-edition/downloads/102xelinsoft-102048.html

After downloading install the deb package with the gdebi installer or with

sudo dpkg -i oracle-xe-universal_10.2.0.1-1.0_i386.deb

After-install configuration

You must configure Oracle TCP/IP port and other parameters. Simply type the following command:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure

Output:

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Configuration

This will configure on-boot properties of Oracle Database 10g Express Edition. The following questions will determine whether the database should be starting upon system boot, the ports it will use, and the passwords that will be used for database accounts. Press to accept the defaults. Ctrl-C will abort.

Specify the HTTP port that will be used for Oracle Application Express [8080]: [Enter key] or [write your port if 8080 is in use]

Specify a port that will be used for the database listener [1521]:[Enter key]

Specify a password to be used for database accounts. Note that the same password will be used for SYS and SYSTEM. Oracle recommends the use of different passwords for each database account. This can be done after initial configuration:secret

Confirm the password:secret

Do you want Oracle Database 10g Express Edition to be started on boot (y/n) [y]:y

Starting Oracle Net Listener...Done

Configuring Database...Done

Starting Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Instance...Done

Installation Completed Successfully.

To access the Database Home Page go to "http://127.0.0.1:8080/apex"

To access the Database Home Page go to "http://127.0.0.1:8080/apex". Open a web browser and type url (you need to use username "system" and password setup earlier)

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When I go to 127.0.0.1:8080/apex I get this: Unable to connect Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at 127.0.0.1:8080. –  lalala Dec 13 '12 at 8:18
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The latest version of Oracle Database 11g Express Edition a.k.a Oracle XE doesn't support Linux 32-bit architecture

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