[Users] Oracle on a VE

Frank frank at si.ct.upc.edu
Thu Mar 12 05:43:22 EDT 2009

Hi Anatoly, thanks for your help.
I've already tried that and I get the same error. May be oracle takes 
kernel name from other source or may be actually kernel name is not the 
it is only what I read in forums.


En/na Anatoly Pugachev ha escrit:
> try to emulate uname? move the original /bin/uname to /bin/uname.orig
> and create /bin/uname :
> #!/bin/bash
> if [ $USER = 'oracle' ]; then
>         echo Linux blabla
> else 
>         /bin/uname.orig $*
> fi
> 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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