Just a note, to myself more than anything, about what extra packages are required by a 64 bit installation of Fedora Core 10, when trying to install Oracle 11gR1.
The installation I undertook was on a FC10 64 bit VM running under VMWare Server 2.0 running on top of FC10 64 bit OS.
Tim, as usual, has a lovely guide which told me almost everything I needed to know, however the guide says “If you are performing the 64-bit installation, make sure both the 32-bit and 64-bit libraries are installed.” rather than explicitly stating the packages for a 64 bit install. Until I tried to install Oracle 11gR1, I didn’t know what these were. The Oracle installer for 11g soon told me in the pre install checks it does, so I went about installing the following packages, in order:
That got me past the pre install checks of the Oracle installer and on to a successful install.
I’ve added the list to the comments on the guide Tim produced as well.
Posted as a reminder to myself about how to fix this issue…
I couldn’t get some of the cursor keys to work properly on my virtual machines running under VMWare Virtual Server 2 on Fedora 10 x86_64. Kept giving funny behaviour like bringing up the screen capture applet!
A bit of searching the net came up with this one, which although not referring to Virtual Server 2 specifically, seems to work all the same…
Essentially, adding the line below to the following file fixes the problem
File (create it, if not already present):
xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true
My thanks to “The Monkey Jungle”!
I wanted a place to store notes that I could write up from anywhere…but weren’t necessarily relevant to put in a blog, so I now have a Wiki on my website.
Don’t get excited, I’m not planning on hosting a full blown wiki for open editing – it’s just for me.
Amongst the things on there are some short “How to” articles relating to VMWare.
I’m sure I’ll have made mistakes along the way – feel free to point them out via this blog or email me and I’ll sort them out. Comments welcome as well.
I’ve not got Microsoft Vista yet but my brother Steve tells me that I might need to read this link in order to install it onto a VMWare Workstation VM.
I must remember this when my copy of Vista comes through on my Microsoft Action Pack subscription.