Installing Oracle Linux 7

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

As every server requires an operating system, in this article we will show the preparatory installation of Oracle Linux version 7.7 64 bits because it is a complete solution tool that has an excellent workload performance and is ready to receive Oracle software products.

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Download the Free Software from the link below and follow the instructions:

Go to the website and create an account if you don't have;

Search for ORACLE LINUX;
DLP: Oracle Linux (Oracle Linux) Add to cart;

2) SELECTING THE PLATFORM IN CASES x86 64 Bits (Continues Accept Terms;
3) SELECT in this case we will only use Oracle Linux Release 7 Update 7 for x86 (64 bit), 4.4 GB (Click on Download);

Done the procedure to download the ISO now and only include it in your Virtual Machine (Setting -> Storage -> Add the ISO in the Optical Disk Selector).

If you haven't created the VM yet Click Here.

Configuring the Oracle Linux 7.7 version 7.7 64-bit operating system.

Now we follow all the steps to prepare Linux.

Step 1:

Select the "language", particularly I recommend choosing English, for reasons that may need maintenance or support. Set the keyboard as the default, you can place more than one option, choose and click the "Continue" button.

Step 2:

Defines the location and time zone that best suit your server. "Done" button.

Step 3:

Let's make the installation as basic as possible, with the following items:

1) Check the "Minimal Install";

2) Check "System Administration Tools".

"Done" button.

Step 4:

Click the "Installation Destination" link.

We will modify the partitioning configuration, select the disk where the entire operating system will be located, check the option "I will configure the partitioning" click the Add a Disk button ... "Done" button.

Step 5:

We added the first mount point /boot

I put 1024 MB and more than enough. Click "Add mount point".

Step 6:

Now we are going to create the mount point /Swap. Click "Add mount point".


Oracle recommends that you always place the same value as the RAM memory, if in any case the physical memories exceed the value of 16GB, the maximum that the Swap will use in the environment is 16GB.

Step 7:

At this mount point, place only the "/ " because that part does not need to set a value, it will take all the missing mount.

Click "Add mount point".

Step 8:

This table shows how your configuration looks. "Done" button.

If you did not agree with your partition, you can click "Resert All", to return to the default settings.

Step 9:

The summary of your partitioning configuration, click on "Accept Changes".

Step 10:

Configuring the Ethernet connection part:

1) Set the flag to ON 2) Enter the host name click "Appliy" 3) Click "Configure ..."

Step 11:

Select the IPV4 SETTING tab

1) click on "ADD";

2) Put an IP;

3) Place Netmask;

4) Gatewary;

5) Save;

Note: You can enter the IP that you like best or leave this default step and configure it later.

Step 12:

Everything ready now and just click "Begin Installation".

Step 13:

The installation is running but be sure to click "ROOT PASSWORD"

Step 14:

Put a password for the user root, try to save it so you don't forget. "Done" button.

Step 15:

Wait for the installation to finish and when it appears Complete! "Reboot" button.

Step 16:

Congratulations, your Oracle Linux operating system is already prepared to receive Oracle software products.

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