Which Suse for Oracle? - Generic Linux

I want to configure an intel box(s) with Linux to have Oracle
8.1.7 and / or 9i run on it. I see that Oracle is certified on
use 7.1, can I still purchase this version? Or should/can I go
with a newer flavour like 7.3 professional.
I've heard about a database server version, but from what I
gather it comes
bundled with DB2.
I'll be running on older pentium workstations 233's & 300's, and
possibly an older Proliant 200 with 7 SCSI drives on it. These
will be mostly for importing databases in that run on older
versions of Oracle and testing third party apps against the new
database, as well as some comparison to DB's running on NT4 and
2000 on similar hardware.
Is Suse the best choice?
thanks in advance


Oracle on Unix

Please does anyone know anything about Oracle on Unix. Issues
like what version of Unix is availabe for what version of Oracle
Database, Which flavour is the most advantageous; HP-UX, SCO
Unixware or IBM AIX.
Oracle is available for almost every UNIX, e.g. Solaris, HP-UX,
IRIX, True64, Linux...
The most important platforms for Oracle - and therefore the one
you can get newest versions first - are Solaris and MS
Windows.For this and other reasons I prefer Solaris (and Linux).
hello from FRANCE,
Just a question...
ORACLE runs on SCO unixware !!!
But... can it runs on SCO OpenServer 5.
I search on OTN the install pack but... nothing !
i'm surprise !!! why on UNIXware SCO and not on SCO Openserver !
Thanks for your answer !
We run Oracle 7.3.3 and 7.3.4 on SCO OpenServer 5.0.5.
So... yes, Oracle runs on SCO. Actually I'm looking right now to see if I can upgrade to 8i or 9i. I'm sure the answer is 'yes'. 
We run Oracle 7.3.3 and 7.3.4 on SCO OpenServer 5.0.5.
So... yes, Oracle runs on SCO. Actually I'm looking right now to see if I can upgrade to 8i or 9i. I'm sure the answer is 'yes'.
By the way, if you need specific directions on installing Oracle 7.3.3 on SCO 5.0.5 I have written detailed steps... not a big deal, really. My e-mail is dtalley_2000#yahoo.com. 
Oracle 6 and 7 used to support many UNIX platforms (including SCO OpenServer 5). By the time Oracle 8 came out OpenServer is dropped, only UnixWare is supported. Now Oracle 8i and 9i don't even have UnixWare version any more.
I've been using SCO for the past ten years. My feeling is that SCO (now merged with Caldera) was focusing on the development of UnixWare and OpenServer will be phased out sooner or later. If you're on Caldera's SWiM program you can upgrade to the latest release. OpenUnix 8 is UnixWare but can run Linux binaries. Both Oracle 8i and 9i has Linux version. Althouth Oracle only certifies against Suse Linux I know people installed it on RedHat and I have it on Mandrake 8 (sometimes it is a little tricky on the installation). Even if you cannot get OpenUnix 8 free, I'd recommend starting on Linux. It is as fun as (if not more) Unix and you can find countless public domain software. 
Oracle has certified Oracle9i (and Oracle8i) under Intel Caldera Open UNIX 8 with LKP (Linux Kernel Personality) and Oracle8i under SCO UnixWare. Otherwise, Oracle has decided (at least for the moment) that it's platform strategy would support the following O/S starting with Oracle9iDB:
- Compaq Tru64 UNIX
- Solaris SPARC
- Compaq OpenVMS (Alpha)
- IBM OS/390 (MVS)
- Windows NT/2000
- Linux Intel
(Oracle8i will be supported on the released O/S's until their support lifecycle ends.)

What Unix/Linux to pick

i want to install oracle 8.1.7 on my home PC.
it needs to run on some flavor of Linux or Unix.
i have tried before to get 8.1.7 on Redhat 7.2, 8.0 and Suze but they all failed, mainly because of the kernel version and Redhat only supports Oracle on their Application Server version.
i don't really care what Unix/Linux i use, as long as i can install Oracle.
so what should i pick? Sun? or SCO or ?? 
I recall that Oracle 8.1.7 was certified on RH 6.2, which you should be able to get from one of the RH mirror sites

8i and 10g on same AIX box?

Can 8i and 10g be installed and run upon the same AIX machine? (64-bit, presently AIX 4.3.3 and soon to be upgraded to 5.3L)
I had past showstopper issues with trying to run 7.3.4 and 8i on this same machine due to incompatiblilities with the pw-syscall kernel extension driver for 8i not working in 32-bit mode for the 7.3.4 database, even though it was supposed to be the hybrid 32/64 version of the driver. Both the present 8i and future 10g databases would both be native 64-bit mode. 
the problem in your configuration is 8i is not planned on AIX 5 and 10g runs only on AIX 5. So you cannot run both versions together neither on AIX 4 nor on AIX 5.
According to many old IBM and Oracle docs out on the web, 8i ( was certainly indeed supported on the AIX 5.x platform. I do not care whether or not it is "officially supported" anymore or not, I just need to know if it will run long enough to finish migrating my old 8i apps and databases to 10g and I have only one AIX machine upon which to perform this migration. 
... 8.1.7 on AIX 5 supported ...
That's only true for 8i 32bit, I don't know if 8i 64bit can be installed, never tried it.

Oracle and Solaris

Does someone know which version of Oracle 8i will be bundled with Solaris 8 media kit ? 
Oracle 8i is 8.1.5. FYI Oracle8i release 2 is 8.1.6. Is this you are looking for? p. 
I dont think you are going to get Oracle bundled with
Solaris 8. You need to buy that seperately from Oracle. 
see the web pages about getting Solaris8. you get a developer license not for deployment (the same as with some Netscape products which should come with s8). i am not sure if there is any difference in the platforms... p. 
The web pages indicate you get oracle 8i for the platform you
order, Sparc or x86. Netscape products only run on the sparc
systems. Appearently Netscape would perfer you to use NT rather
than Solaris for an Intel based system. Actually thier is
no Netscape any longer somebody else owns them.

Linux Recommendation

I am currently working with a client that is interested in ORACLE on Linux. They are upgrading their machine and currently running on NT. The customer is looking for a go/no-go decision for Linux. They go with the no-go then they are going with NT.
What are currently your thoughts?
Bryan Lenihan (blenihan#orixsolutions.com)
Senior Consultant
ORIX, Inc. 
I have used Oracle on NT for over 5 years and Oracle on Redhat for almost 1 now. The biggest question the client should ask themselves is, do they have a Linux administrator? Using Oracle is not that different on each platform, but installing and maintaining a Redhat instance is quite different than doing it on NT. 
Why don't you download a Linux version (Red Hat or Suse) and Oracle Server to test. I did it and now we are migrating 12 databases that were running on Windows 2000 to Suse Professional Edition.
Linux is stable and there is a lot of informacion about Linux. No problems with lost connections (as in Windows). Transactions are processed faster. I mean, everything is better.