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Oracle Linux 5 Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a default installation of Oracle Linux 5.

As you would expect, the installation is almost entirely the same as the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 installation.

  1. Boot from the CD or DVD. At the boot screen, press the "Enter" key.

    Boot

  2. Press the "tab" key to move focus to the "Skip" key, then press the "Enter" key to continue.

    Test Media

  3. On the "Welcome" screen, click the "Next" button.

    Welcome

  4. Select the appropriate language, then click the "Next" button.

    Language

  5. Select the relevant keyboard setting, then click the "Next" button.

    Keyboard

  6. Click the "Yes" button on the disk partitioning warning dialog.

    Disk Partitioning Warning

  7. Check the "Review and modify partitioning layout" option, then allow the installer to automatically partition the disk by clicking on the "Next" button.

    Disk Partitioning

  8. Click the "Yes" button on the subsequent warning dialog.

    Disk Partitioning Warning

  9. The installer will list the default partitioning scheme for your size disk.

    Disk Setup

    The following screen shots show the actions I take for small test installations

  10. Edit the "/boot" partition, setting it to "150M" and "Fixed size", then click the "OK" button.

    Disk Setup Boot

  11. The "/root" and "/swap" partitions are part of a volume group.

    Disk Setup Volume Group

  12. Edit the "/root" partition, setting it to "8000 MB", then click the "OK" button.

    Disk Setup Root

  13. Edit the "swap" partition, setting it to "2048M", then click the "OK" button.

    Disk Setup Swap

    If you need additional swap space, simply make this partition bigger.

  14. The partitions screen should now looks something like the following picture, then click the "Next" button.

    Disk Setup

  15. Accept the boot loader settings by clicking the "Next" button.

    Boot Loader

  16. Configure the network interface with the apropriate settings. This can be done automatically using DHCP, or manually.

    Network Configuration

  17. If you are not using DHCP, enter the appropriate IP addess and subnet mask, then click the "OK" button.

    Edit Interface

  18. If you are not using DHCP, enter the host name, gateway and DNS information, then click the "Next" button.

    Network Configuration

  19. Select the relevant region by clicking on the map.

    Region

  20. Select the relevant city by clicking on the map. Click on the "Next" button to proceed.

    Region

  21. Enter a root password for the server, then click the "Next" button to proceed.

    Root Password

  22. Select the "Customize now" option and the appropriate installation type and click the "Next" button.

    Package Installation Defaults

  23. The "Package Group Selection" screen allows you to select the required package groups, and individual packages within the details section. When you've made your selection, click the "Next" button.

    Package Group Selection

  24. On the "About to Install" screen, click the "Next" button.

    About To Install

  25. Click the "Continue" button on the "Required Install Media" screen.

    Required Media

  26. During the installation phase, enter the appropriate CDs as requested.

    Installing Packages

  27. Click the "Reboot" button to complete the installation.

    Congratulations

  28. On the "Welcome" screen, click the "Forward" button.

    Welcome

  29. Accept the license agreement and click the "Forward" button.

    License Agreement

  30. On the Firewall screen, choose the "Disabled" option and click the "Forward" button.

    Firewall

  31. Click the "Yes" button on the subsequent warning screen.

    Firewall Warning

  32. On the SELinux screen, choose the "Disabled" option and click the "Forward" button.

    SELinux

  33. Click the "Yes" button on the subsequent warning screen.

    SELinux Warning

  34. Accept the default setting on the Kdump screen by clicking the "Forward" button.

    Kdump

  35. Adjust the Date and Time settings if necessary, and click the "Forward" Button.

    Date Time

  36. If you have an Unbreakable Linux Support account, you can enter it here and register your system. Alternatively, you can pick the "No, I prefer to register at a later time" option and click the "Forward" button to avoid this step.

    Software Updates

  37. Create an additional system user if required, and click the "Next" button.

    System User

  38. If you chose not to define an additional system user, click the "Continue" button on the resulting warning dialog.

    System User Warning

  39. On the sound card screen, click the "Forward" button.

    SoundCard

  40. On the "Additional CDs" screen, click the "Finish" button.

    Additional CDs

  41. Click the "OK" button on the reboot request dialog.

    Finish Setup

  42. Once the system has rebooted, you are presented with the login screen.

    Login

  43. Once logged in, you are ready to use the desktop.

    Desktop

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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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