26.3. Starting Oracle Universal Installer

Insert the Oracle CD that contains the image of the downloaded file ship.db.lnx32.cpio, or change to the directory that contains the image directory Disk1.
Before you execute runInstaller, make sure the Oracle environment variables are set, see Setting Oracle Environments. You can verify the settings by running the set command:
su - oracle
oracle$ set
If you install Oracle 10g from a CD, mount the CD by running the following commands in another terminal: On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 execute:
$ su - root
# mount /mnt/cdrom
On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 execute:
$ su - root
# mount /media/cdrom
To execute runInstaller from the mounted CD, run the command corresponding to your version as the oracle user.
On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 execute:
oracle$ /mnt/cdrom/runInstaller
On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 execute:
oracle$ /media/cdrom/runInstaller