installing without a GUI

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installing without a GUI

Post by johndela1 » 2007/04/27 23:04:02

Is there a way to install Oracle 9i without a GUI?

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Re: installing without a GUI

Post by zubairasad » 2007/05/18 16:55:10

If you mean to suppress the interactive input from Oracle installer, then go for Silent Mode. I have not done that myself and not sure if GUI requirements is mandatory, but the procedure is very simple. Just follow the steps given below.

Instructions for running Oracle Universal Installer in silent mode

In order to run Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) in silent mode, you will
need to launch it with a command line flag indicating the location of the
response file. The response file is a text file used by the installer to
supply values for the questions asked during an interactive installation.
Any values not specified in the response file are defaulted by the installer.

Follow the steps below to run OUI in silent mode:

1. Copy one of the default response files, these are located on the CD only
in the response directory, to a write enabled location such as your local hard
drive. Edit this file, supplying your own values where needed, as indicated
by the comments provided in the file.

2. The command syntax for running OUI in silent mode is:

setup.exe -responseFile X:\PathToResponseFile\filename.rsp
[-silent] [-nowelcome]

The "-responseFile" flag indicates the location of the response file that
you customized in step 1.

The optional "-nowelcome" flag tells the installer to suppress the welcome screen.

The optional "-silent" flag tells the OUI to suppress all user interface feedback,
including installation progress. If the "-silent" flag is used, a log file indicating
the success or failure of the installation will be generated in the directory
specified by the TEMP user variable.

This log file will be called "silentInstall.log".

Note that "setup.exe" is located in "\install\win32" directory from the
root of the Oracle distribution CD. For example, if the CD-ROM
drive is D: and the edited response file is located at C:\MyResponse,
here is a valid command line:

D:\install\win32\setup.exe -responseFile C:\MyResponse\typical815.rsp
-silent -nowelcome

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