I downloaded file 1 and file 2 and extracted it in one folder called ORCLDB. When I run ./runInstall as root from terminal it says

The user is root. Oracle universal installer cannot continue if the user is root


The documentation is very thorough in this regard.

You need to follow the pre-install instructions for your platform. Create an oracle user, dba and oinstall group, change OS params etc.

All of the instructions for Solaris SPARC are here.

  • I am a new learner...some of the literature could be hard for me to understand... – DBAStudent Apr 16 '15 at 22:21
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    It explains in simple English. Read the documentation. Help is available for £50 an hour for personal tuition if FREE isn't enough – Philᵀᴹ Apr 16 '15 at 22:22
  • simple english, to you, but many other things of computer files and architecture which I have yet to learn... – DBAStudent Apr 16 '15 at 22:23
  • The documentation is very clear. It has all of the commands you need to execute. – Philᵀᴹ Apr 16 '15 at 22:27
  • where the heck are the previous answers and talks – DBAStudent Apr 17 '15 at 3:23

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