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30.2. Setting Swap Space

According to Oracle9i Installation Guide Release 2 a minimum of 512MB of RAM is required to install an Oracle9i Server. The swap space should be equal to RAM, or 1GB, whichever is greater. For more information on correctly sizing the swap space for your database, read Chapter 6, Swap Space..
To check the memory, run:
grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo
To check the swap space, run:
cat /proc/swaps