./runInstaller, err, oraparam.ini doesnt like src file local

I am at the point of now running the ./runInstaller, I get an error.

oracle@Prometheus:/Oracle11/database> ./runInstaller
Starting Oracle Universal Installer…

Checking Temp space: must be greater than 120 MB. Actual 193350 MB Passed
Checking swap space: must be greater than 150 MB. Actual 15363 MB Passed
Checking monitor: must be configured to display at least 256 colors. Actual 16777216 Passed
Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2012-09-23_01-15-41PM. Please wait …
Invalid source path ‘…/stage/Components/oracle.jdk/’ specified for unzip. Unzip command failed. Please check oraparam.ini and specify a valid source path.
: No such file or directory

So I downloaded the 2 .zip files of Oracle, and placed them in a dir I called /Oracle11, and in that dir, I extracted the files, and the structure is: oracle@Prometheus:/Oracle11> ls -ltra
total 2297860
drwxr-xr-x 8 jpquinn users 4096 Aug 20 2009 database
-rw-rw-rw- 1 jpquinn users 1111416131 Sep 22 02:09 linux.x64_11gR2_database_2of2.zip
-rw-rw-rw- 1 jpquinn users 1239269270 Sep 22 02:23 linux.x64_11gR2_database_1of2.zip
drwxr-xr-x 3 jpquinn users 4096 Sep 22 11:36 database (2)
drwxrwxrwx 4 root root 4096 Sep 22 11:37 .
drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 Sep 23 13:23 …

According to the error, the issue is with the oraparam.ini, after doing a sys wide find, that file only exists with the new Oracle files for installing, in the dir: Oracle11/database/install/oraparam.ini.

So do I really need to modify this file? Are all those config files I dealt with in all the previous prep steps not being used?

Is there a better place where I can move the database extracted dir’s to so this .ini file will be happy?

Should I place them in a DVD and source them that way?


I think I figured it out. After poking around, and long story short, i realized that when I extracted the 2 .zip files from Oracle, they made 2 dir’s, /database and /database (2), and /database (2) had the file it was looking for. So I copied them from/database (2) to the /database, ran ./runInstaller, and that resolved the issue! :slight_smile: