I've been working with virtual machines. Which turned out to be a good idea while trying to install Oracle on Ubuntu Linux. I ran into a few problems.

  • install the libaio1 package.
2008-Jan-07 Update: A reader mentioned that the package name ends in a one not an el.

Oracle needs this package installed before you install the .deb package. After the package is installed with the dpkg -i command, you are supposed to run the /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure command. However this command produced no response. Nor did trying to stop and start Oracle. After a bit of playing, I did the followig:

I still can't get Oracle to work but at least that XE script did something.