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Installing 10g for 64-bit Solaris on 32-bit Solaris

Can you tell me if I can install Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2.0.1.0) Enterprise/Standard Edition for Solaris SPARC (64-bit) onto a Solaris 8 (32-bit) OS?

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According to the certification matrix available on the Oracle Technology Network, you cannot install and run Oracle 10g on 32-bit Solaris. The matrix can be found here.

If you choose Solaris Operating System (SPARC) as the platform, and Oracle Enterprise Edition, you will see the following under Critical Notes:

32-bit/64-bit Information:

  • If the Server product is 64-bit then 64-bit hardware (processors) is required.
  • Solaris OS versions 7, 8 and 9 can be either 32-bit or 64-bit, however Oracle 9.2 64-bit is only certified with Solaris OS versions 8, 9 and 10.
  • Oracle10g is only 64-bit.

This was first published in February 2006

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