I want to install Oracle 11gR2 for Linux on Ubuntu Server 13.04.

I have downloaded Oracle 11gR2 for Linux, and when I execute use runinstaller it require GUI supported files.

While Google I got things related rpm packages. Help me to install it.

  • rpm packages don't work with Ubuntu. Any reason stopping you from installing GUI support?
    – Mitch
    Jun 14, 2013 at 7:30
  • @Mitch, If my understanding is right, ubuntu server not come with gui, Also I saw that related rpm package on some blogs.
    – Kumar
    Jun 14, 2013 at 7:36
  • I know, but you can install a GUI if you want to.
    – Mitch
    Jun 14, 2013 at 7:38

2 Answers 2


To install GUI on Ubuntu Server, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

When done do:

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop

This command will install the Ubuntu Desktop, without all the desktop add-on and other things that come with Ubuntu Desktop Edition.

When done, just reboot, and you're done.

Other option that you can have:


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lxde

After you install the GUI of choice, proceed with the installation of Oracle 11gR2. You can check here for complete instructions, its for 12.10, but should work for 13.04


You can also install Oracle via the command line (also known as 'kickstart', automatic or silent install). See https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/42926/how-to-automate-oracle-db-installation-like-a-hands-free-install for details.

Note that only for the Express version RPMs are available. The Standard-Edition is only available via two zip-files. The express version contains less features and has more limitations, e.g. it does not contain the Pro*C embedded SQL preprocessor.

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