RHEL5: Database 10g Installation – Checking operating system version error

Everything is old. RHEL and Database versions. But can be useful if you are preparing a nonprod lab of your legacy env, right?

Let’s see the problem:

[oracle@dbsrv database]$ ./runInstaller
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...
Checking installer requirements...
Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9, redhat-4, UnitedLinux-1.0, asianux-1 or asianux-2
Failed <<<<

The “easiest” workaround:

[oracle@dbsrv database]$ ./runInstaller -ignoreSysPrereqs

The “hardway” workaround:

1. Copy parameter file:
$ cp database/install/oraparam.ini /tmp
2. Edit parameter file:
$ vi /tmp/oraparam.ini
2.1. Change
[Certified Versions]
Linux=redhat-3,SuSE-9,redhat-4,UnitedLinux-1.0,asianux-1,asianux-2
to
[Certified Versions]
Linux=redhat-3,SuSE-9,redhat-4,UnitedLinux-1.0,asianux-1,asianux-2,redhat-5
3. Run the installer again:
$ ./runInstaller -paramFile /tmp/oraparam.ini

KB: Requirements For Installing Oracle10gR2 On RHEL 5/OEL 5 (x86_64) [ID 421308.1]

Matheus.

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