Chapter 30. Preparing Red Hat Enterprise Linux for an Oracle Database Installation

This chapter will guide you though the pre-installation procedures for installing Oracle 9i on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

30.1. Unpacking and Downloading the Oracle9i Installation Files

Here are two methods for unpacking the Oracle installation files, choose one. First method - this method uses less disk space and should be faster:
zcat lnx_920_disk1.cpio.gz | cpio -idmv
zcat lnx_920_disk2.cpio.gz | cpio -idmv
zcat lnx_920_disk3.cpio.gz | cpio -idmv
Second method - this method first uncompresses then unpacks the installation files:
gunzip lnx_920_disk1.cpio.gz lnx_920_disk2.cpio.gz lnx_920_disk3.cpio.gz Linux9i_Disk3.cpio.gz

cpio -idmv < lnx_920_disk1.cpio
cpio -idmv < lnx_920_disk2.cpio
cpio -idmv < lnx_920_disk3.cpio
You should now have 3 directories containing installation files, if ls looks like this it worked correctly:
$ ls