[Users] Oracle on a VE

Anatoly Pugachev mator at team.co.ru
Thu Mar 12 04:37:44 EDT 2009

try to emulate uname? move the original /bin/uname to /bin/uname.orig
and create /bin/uname :


if [ $USER = 'oracle' ]; then
        echo Linux blabla
        /bin/uname.orig $*

and when you finish, move uname.orig back to its name.

On 12.03.2009 / 09:15:29 +0100, Frank wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> we are trying to install Oracle on a VE. We have read documents about  
> it, but still have problems.
> -With Oracle 10, we have read the excellent article at  
> http://wiki.openvz.org/Oracle_10g_VE, but although installation goes  
> well, we are not able to
> create an instance. We get an "Out of memory" message or if we reduce  
> the instance memory requirements, we get a "ORA-27123: unable to attach
> to shared memory segment". I must say that the article is based on a  
> "centos-4-i386-default" template and we use a  
> "centos-5-i386-default.tar.gz", but
> we don't think that is the cause. Of course the VE has all its  
> parameters to the maximum.
> -With Oracle 11, we get the following message just after execute  
> "runInstaller":
> runInstaller: line 81:  3207 Violació de segment    $CMDDIR/install/.oui $*
> We have read that the cause could be the length of the kernel name (what  
> one get executing "uname -r") which is 
> "2.6.18-92.1.1.el5.028stab057.2PAE",
> longer than 30 characters, which is a limitation of oracle command. We  
> don't know how to avoid this.
> Any help or experience will be grateful.

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