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By mnkinfosys ·
I am attempting to install oracle81 R.2(8.1.6) for sun SPARC Solaris. Being very new to the unix environment, I am not sure what to do when the Oracle installation guide instructs me to create mount points. How do I do this?

Thank you in advance for you help.

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by ken.cunningham In reply to Create Mount Points

Mount points are required to install things such as ORACLE_HOME into. Basically they're usually just top level directories created with mkdir <directory name> from the root directory and added to the /etc/vfstab file so that the filesystems concerned are mounted automatically on startup. Of course, this assumes you've already created the filesystems with enough space using format to partition your disks and newfs to create the filesystems themselves. The latter procedures are a bit detailed/complex to go into here, but the docs.sun.com website should be able to help you there. Hope this helps, good luck!

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by ken.cunningham In reply to Create Mount Points

Sorry - forgot to mention in the text above. There's an excellent summary of installing and configuring Oracle on the Solaris platform at:

http://www.dbspecialists.com/4dbas/presos/oracle816solaris.html

Hopefully this will help answer any further questions you may have. Cheers.

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by cc.chang In reply to Create Mount Points

When you mount a directory for ORACLE_HOME, you must change owner to oracle
and change group name to dba.
#chown oracle $ORACLE_HOME
#chgrp dba $ORACLE_HOME

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