Sergio's Blog: Installing Oracle Database 10g on Mac OS X

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January 02, 2005

Installing Oracle Database 10g on Mac OS X

Recently Oracle and Apple announced the availability of Oracle Database 10g for Mac OS X. In in this — longer than usual — blog post, I document my experience installing the Oracle database on my Mac. In a subsequent post, I’ll talk about my experience installing Oracle HTML DB. These instructions should not be considered a best practice, but they are steps that worked for me. I tried to incorporate as many screenshots as possible to help you when you are performing the install.

1. Hardware Requirements

The Quick Installation Guide states the following hardware requirements:
• 512 MB RAM
• 1GB or twice the size of RAM swap space
• 400MB of disk space in /tmp
• 2Gb disk space for software files
• 1.2Gb disk space for database files

I performed my installation on an