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

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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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