Comments on: Installation of Oracle Enterprise Linux on VMWare Friends of Oracle and Java Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:37:03 +0000 hourly 1 By: Muzzail Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:54:21 +0000 when trying to install compat-oracle-rhel4-1.0-5.i386.rpm on OEL 5 it is gving dependencies error and when the required dependencies are alreday installed

By: Brian Shreeves Fri, 14 Nov 2008 19:14:10 +0000 Marco, I’m running Oracle Linux on a Dell Latitude D830, and I had the same problem. On VMWare Workstation 6.x, one of the hardware settings for the image is the Dispaly, which you can force to a max of 1024×768. As a result the os inside the image wont see anything resolution above that, and will configure appropriately upon install.


By: Aino Andriessen Wed, 27 Aug 2008 22:27:24 +0000 Installation works like a charm. Unfortunately it ships with a very old jdk (1.4). Though the installation is free, updating software / packages is not. So far for evaluation purposes, Guess, I’ll to switch to another distro :-(

By: Marco Gralike Fri, 08 Dec 2006 17:17:00 +0000 @Sander et all.

Be careful installing the VMware tools only for screen optimizing purposes. At AMIS, we use wide screen laptops and VMware doesn’t know how to handle these. Luckily most Linux versions preserve a XF86Config file. So if you mess up your X configuration by installing VMware tools, try to find the saved backup XF86Config file and restore it. Until now, I haven’t found a suitable XF86Config file for our DELL latitude D820 laptops.

By: Bas Klaassen Fri, 08 Dec 2006 12:34:44 +0000 I downloaded the Oracle Linux to install the Oracle EBS 11.5.10.
Before you can install EBS 11.5.10 on this Linux version you must also install the following packages….

– libaio-0.3.102-1.i386.rpm
– libaio-devel-0.3.102-1.i386.rpm
– openmotif21-2.1.30-11.FC2.1.i386.rpm

And the following Oracle patch

– ( compat-libcwait-2.1-1.i386.rpm + compat-oracle-rhel4-1.0-5.i386.rpm)

Also, don’t forget to set the LD_ASSUME_KERNEL (=2.4.19)

By: Howard Rogers Thu, 07 Dec 2006 01:04:56 +0000 You’ll find the Oracle 10g on Enterprise Linux fully documented already at

By: Sandor Nieuwenhuijs Wed, 06 Dec 2006 23:57:48 +0000 Don’t forget to install vmware tools into the Linux image.. and once you start installing other oracle products, like XE you will need to install the libaio package.
For the current SOA Suite the installer will complain, because it does not recognize this Linux version, but you can easily avoid this with the -ignoresysprereqs option of the installer..
As you can see, I’ve been there, done that.