Installing Oracle XE 11gR2

Last week Oracle XE 11gR2 has become available for download.Lucas Jellema must be among the first ones to write about the installation. This installation seems to be very straight forward. Unfortunately I was presented with an error message about my Physical Memory. A search on Google showed that I was not the only one. On OTN there were a few people with similar ‘problems’.

After going through the documentation I found out that the installations requires a free Disk Space of 1.5 GB minimum. When I freed up to 1,5 GB of Disk Space (it was less than 750 MB) on my C-drive (Windows), I was able to continue the installation. If necessary you can even install the software on another drive if you want to.