R12 – Installation

This article applies to version 12.0.4.

I recommend you to start with this article to get R12 up and running.

Download

Transfer Files

Boot into Ubuntu and transfer files to the /oracle partition for example /oracle/install

Unzip

Boot into OEL and login as oracle.

Alternatively you can unzip from NTFS to /oracle using Ubuntu but be sure to set file ownership correctly when in OEL:

$ chown –R oracle:oracle /oracle

Unzip EBS files into /oracle/stage:

$ ./unzip.sh V*

Unzip patch 6919017 into /oracle/stage

$ ./unzip.sh p6919017*

I used this script (unzip.sh):

#!/bin/bash
SOURCE=/oracle/install/ebs12.0.4
if [ -z “$1” ]
then
echo “enter filename with wildcard to unzip”
exit
fi
for zipfile in $SOURCE/$1.zip
do
unzip -o $zipfile -d /oracle/stage
done

Also I had a bug once caused by security issues in the stage directory – to fix do this:

$ chmod –R 777 /oracle/stage/startCD

Install

Always do this in OEL as the oracle user.

Many other people has described this process for example:

http://newappsdba.blogspot.com/2008/10/walk-through-installing-r12.html

Use /oracle as base directory though. This will create EBS in /oracle/VIS.

This directory can easily be moved around to different disks as long as you keep the mount point to /oracle.

I call the rapidwiz using a script – useful if you have to restart:

#!/bin/bash
cd /oracle/stage/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz
./rapidwiz