This is the 2nd in my series of Oracle11gR2 installations, focusing now on the installation of the database or RDBMS software for 18.104.22.168 having already installed the Grid Infrastructure component per my previous post here. If you don't want to install the Grid Infrastructure and use ASM (and Oracle Restart) that is fine, go ahead and skip that first article. In such a case I assume you would be using file systems (perhaps with dNFS which is a post for another time).
Here again, I will be using the command line approach since this is an easy way to have everything scripted and automated (and not require a GUI). I'll show the parameters that need to be adjusted, but if you are not comfortable then I'd suggest doing an initial GUI installation, saving that response file when prompted and then using the saved response file as your gold image for further scripted installations. Note that in the below I use RDBMS_HOME instead of ORACLE_HOME to make the distinction between the actual database home and the grid infrastructure home.
See my previous post here
1. If this is your first installation, then you will want to create the '/etc/oraInst.loc' file, as the root user:
Note: This is optional since you will be prompted at the end of the installation to run $ORACLE_BASE/../oraInventory/orainstRoot.sh which does this for you if this files does not exist.
2. Edit the DB response file, 'db_inst.rsp' for the values as show below:
7. Apply patch