Oracle 11g on uBuntu 15.04 running in VirtualBox on Mac OS Yosemite 10.10.3

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  1. secretagent004 macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2014
    Hello experts and fellow members of this Forum,

    Let me get straight to the topic of 'real' concern and confusion as I am new to Linux so obviously installation

    1.) Successfully installed VirtualBox,

    2.) Successfully installed 64-bit uBuntu 15.04 (from an iSO image) in the VirtualBox (giving it 25GB of SSD Space and 3GB of RAM),

    3.) Successfully downloaded and installed Oracle 11g within my uBuntu 15.04 OS using this guide -->


    Now, the confusion of a Novice starts,

    (As i used to Practice SQL DBA using SQL PLUS, I just cant seem to find that software after a "Successfull Installation of Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition Database), Please help me for the same !

    I do not want to use the GUI Method to practice my DBA queries but need SQLPlus to write down commands and practice them so that I get a Hands-On on the coding.

    I can post screenshots if anyone requires to see them so that you experts can guide me better.

    PS: I am new to Linux and its Commands so please don't be harsh and when you say "Login as Root, Please specify as: sudo su <ENTER> pwd: ______ <ENTER>

    Cheers n e-peace...
  2. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    Have you tried launching from the terminal


    or whatever the packages name is?

    Second did you actually add your user to all the groups?
  3. agaskew macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    The sqlplus binary is in $ORACLE_HOME/bin.
    Set $ORACLE_HOME in your terminal session. Add $ORACLE_HOME/bin to your $PATH (shown on Step 11 on the web page you linked)
    Then try something like 'sqlplus system@<your_oracle_sid>'

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