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I'm totally new to Linux so please excuse my ignorance.

I've got Ubuntu Server installed on an HP Proliant DL server; no GUI available. I'm trying to install Oracle 11g on this server and I'm running into a lot of Xterm, xhost issues etc.

I've tried all the Googled solutions to no avail. Can anyone provide or link me to a step-by-step guide on how to install Oracle on Linux in a non-VM environment?

  • @SauravKumar that question talks about using the GUI, doesn't it? – guntbert Aug 30 '13 at 16:14
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In addition to the answer in How can I install Oracle 11g R2?

If you don't mind using 10g XE version (good enough for learning purpose), you can add the Oracle Open Source Software APT repository and use apt-get to install it.

Add deb http://oss.oracle.com/debian unstable main non-free

e.g.

echo "deb http://oss.oracle.com/debian unstable main non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list

and then

add the key

wget http://oss.oracle.com/el4/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle  -O- | sudo apt-key add -
apt-get update && apt-get install oracle-xe

Start, stop and configure: /etc/init.d/oracle-xe {start|stop|configure}

See Installing Oracle Database XE on Debian, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu

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