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    Sunday, March 04, 2007
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    In last post at I discussed about Installing VMware on your windows machine which we will use to install virtual Linux machine on your Windows PC or Laptop. On this Virtual Linux machine, We will finally Install Oracle Applications R12 (Note that Oracle Applications R12 is not supported/certified on VMWare but you can install for testing purporse) .

    In today's post I will install Oracle Enterprise Linux downloaded from eDelivery . Download first four CD's (32 bit) & unzip them on your windows harddisk. I unzipped them under "c:\Atul\Downloads\Linux" directiry & extracted iso files. Start VMWAre from Start/Programs Menu & select Machine which we installed yesterday. On Menu bar click on
    VM -> Settings (Ctrl + D) Select CD-ROM & under Connection select Use ISO Image as mentioned in Picture.

    Once you select first iso image & click on "Start This Virtual Machine" , it will start Oracle Enterprise Linux Install on your Virtual Machine.

    Select Installation type as Server

    You can select Automatic Disk Partitioning but if you want to partition as per your needs you can choose Manual Partition.

    Enter Hostname for your machine, I selected my site name i.e.

    When it prompts for second CD , From VM -> Settings , click on CD-ROM and change location to second iso file and then for third CD. Make sure installation completes successfully. In next post I am going to cover step by step Oracle Applications R12 Installation on Linux Virtual machine which you installed just now on your windows PC/Laptop. Make sure you have downloaded R12 Disks .

    Follow link Prepare for Oracle Apps R12 Installation

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    • At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      hi Atul

      Can I install VMWare on an External hard drive and then install R12 on that.

      pls reply

    • At 8:46 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Yes Santosh ,

      You can install VMware on External Harddisk & install Oracle Apps R12 on this. I have done it via USB external Hard disk which I'll be covering in my next post.


    • At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Would there be an advantage to create a virtual machine with the OS components on the local hard drive and then only the files for the R12 install on the USB external disk drive? Or should you just install everything on the external hard drive?


    • At 7:53 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Hi Brian,
      I don't see big advantage on installing OS component on Local drive , I suppose its better to install everything on external drive if this is for Apps as this is easy for moving entire APPS across servers from one machine to other

    • At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,

      I am not getting Answer, Thats why I try to locate you here and there:
      My Qn is
      Regarding Apps DBA responsiblity:
      Once we successfully installed Oracle 11i (11.5.10) from staging, what is the next step Apps DBA to do before handed over to Functional people?

      Thanks and Regards,


    • At 6:27 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Hi Jo ,
      Post Install steps are mentioned in Installation guide under post installation steps .

      Few of them

      Take backup
      Schedule gather stats
      Apply additional patches (if required for any functionality)

    • At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,
      Thanks for the answer!

      Another Qn:
      1. Could you tell me How to purge Concurrent Request?
      I did try this but not purging, could you correct if there is any mistake in this line?

      G:\home\testora\prodcomn\admin\log\PROD_myoracle> fndcppur apps/apps 0 Y request

      2. Also could we use OAM for purging?


    • At 7:30 AM, Blogger arif said…

      Hi atul,

      need some info on sharde APPL_TOP,I dont have experiance on shared APPL_TOP.Can u please correct me how to start the apps services on apps it neecessary to start on different nodes where APPL_TOP is shared.

      arif ahmed

    • At 9:26 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Yes arif,
      You have to start services from each node in shared appl_top .

    • At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hai Atul,

      After successful installation of the LInux in VMWARE,(I used 3 cds).I didnt give any password other than root password. after rebooting,am asked for the login name and password and it doesnt accepts the root password. Please guide me asusual.

    • At 5:11 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Check if Caps Lock is on. You either forgot password or your keyboard settigns have changed (US or UK)

      Put password in notepad & then see.

    • At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hai Atul,

      Referrin to that passwor issue,(LInux in VMWARE) it is not accepting ROOT as user and am sure am typing the correct password.Please guide me.


    • At 4:59 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      My two word advice .. REINSTALL Linux

    • At 10:04 AM, Blogger arjun said…

      HI ATUL,
      i am installing R12 on linux operating system i followed 405293.1 doc which i got from metalink at last it is showing 6 eerors linke HTTP,VIRTUAL DIRECTORY,LOGIC PAPE,JSP, HELP PAGE,CONFIGURATION UPLOAD ALL THIS R SHOWING RED COLOUR INTO MARK

    • At 9:09 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      For any issues raise them in forum at

    • At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Everyone

      I've just come across this post which is interesting as I've just done exactly this. I now have a VMWare client running Oracle Enterprise Linux and E-Bus R12.

      It works! However, I would caution you on expecting speed if you cannot give the client about 2Gb RAM.

      I gave the VMWare client 1.3Gb and it uses about the same in SWAP at all times with R12 running. Obviously this means that the external hard drive is taking a severe IO hit running E-Bus.. I might look at putting the SWAP on another disk to improve performance.

      The only issue I had during the install was some .zip files not being copied to the staging area correctly. Other than that, all went well!

      Good luck!


    • At 6:31 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Thanks chris for sharing this with Us. Your inputs and feedback will be helpful to readers in future as well.

    • At 2:02 PM, Anonymous neto said…

      Hi Atul,
      Did you choose a dynamic IP or not ?
      After installing Oracle Enterprise Linux, I am not able to ping internet sites.
      Also, I didn't had to choose installation type as SERVER.

    • At 9:15 PM, Anonymous neto said…

      Hi Atul,
      I am not able to choose Server Installation because my dvd is not recognize. I have the following error:
      "Unable to find any device of the type needed for install".
      So linux is installed using:
      "linux all-generic-ide"
      What can I do ?

    • At 9:24 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Not clear about your problem, If this is while installing linux on virtual server ..

      Do you have iso image ?
      Which flavour of linux u r installing (linux, suse, fedora.)

      From where u r downloaded linux ?

    • At 12:07 AM, Anonymous neto said…

      I am installing Oracle Enterprise Linux on my PC not on a virtual machine. There is no problem with medias.

    • At 5:57 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      This is quite common error , check on linux forums .

    • At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      hi atul
      got error while installing R12 -single node

      The “Oracle Fulfillment server” service keeps dyeing. The error is mentioned below.

      “The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( Oracle Fulfillment Server VIS_cbp-sjc-app ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Oracle Fulfillment Server VIS_cbp-sjc-app Stopped.”

    • At 4:35 AM, Blogger adils said…

      After downloading all the zip files from edelivery, next how to unzip them and in what order, please help.

      Thanks, Adils

    • At 4:38 AM, Blogger adils said…

      After downloading all the zip files from edelivery, next how to unzip them and in what order, please help.

      Thanks, Adils

    • At 10:56 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Use unzip

      Unzip can be in any order, order doesn't matter as long as all files are unzipped properly

    • At 12:13 PM, Blogger atul said…

      Can we install oracle over Windows & Linux in a single machine and access both from different machine simultaneously.

    • At 2:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      hello Atul,
      I am trying to install on VMWARE- RHEL4 12.0.4 and hitting a road block.
      It is giving java null error and RW50004 errors. I am not able to resolve Atul, can you please help me.


    • At 9:53 PM, Blogger tatu said…

      Hi Atul,

      Great work. You performed single node installation of Oracle 12 on Linux VMWare. Did you attempt to install using multinode option that uses the Shared APPL_TOP feature? or mutlinode option can be possible using your configuration. Thanks.

      Best regards

    • At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi, I have another tutorial here that shows how to install Oracle (single-node) on Xubuntu Linux inside VMWare:

    • At 4:20 AM, Blogger atul said…

      hi Atul,
      pls tell me can i install oracle 10g apps on External hard drive.

      pls reply

    • At 2:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      I installed Linux Media Pack6. there are 5 parts to it, i unzipped on local drive. When I go to VM > Settings and choose CD/DVD 'use ISO image file' is disabled. Please help.

    • At 8:19 AM, Blogger vivek kumbala said…

      Hello Atul,
      I have recently installed Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.3 successfully. But now i want to install some additional softwares/tools which i skipped at the time of installation, i have all the CDs used for the installation. But i do not know how to install any additional packages/tools from the CDs. Please help me.


    • At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Good evening!!!
      I have an issue with regard to Apps installation
      Recently we installed R12.1.1 on USB hard drive using linux 32-bit OS
      But we r unable to detect forms, reports - developer suite
      should we install them seperately
      I also want to install workflow and OBIEE, discoverer
      Is it possible?
      I need ur suggestion as I am new to Linux.
      could u suggest appropriate solution?
      btw no VM ware was installed

    • At 5:37 PM, Blogger Kalyana Chakravarthy said…

      Good evening!!!
      I have an issue with regard to Apps installation
      Recently we installed R12.1.1 on USB hard drive using linux 32-bit OS
      But we r unable to detect forms, reports - developer suite
      should we install them seperately
      I also want to install workflow and OBIEE, discoverer
      is it possible?
      I need ur suggestion as I am new to Linux
      btw no VM ware was installed

    • At 5:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hi Atul,

      I have seen many documents related to installation/configuration/upgradation of EBS R12, I could not find any document related to Remove/cleanup EBS R12.x on Linux. Could you please guide me.

      Thanks in Avdvance
      Nagaraju T

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