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As far as i know, there is no virtualbox machine with just oracle linux (there is one for OVM though and you may find machines with other distros). But why don't you simply download an OEL iso and install the OS aswell? It is easy, quick and there step-by-step guides out there like this one where Tim shows how to build a RAC system from scratch http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/11g/oracle-db-11gr2-rac-installation-on-oracle-linux-6-using-virtualbox.php1 person found this helpful
If you don't care about rac, simply ignore the steps for the shared network and shared disks and install a single instance
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881656 wrote:I would second Bjorn's suggestion to just go ahead and install Oracle Linux from scratch. As a DBA you need to be familiar with a lot of OS level admin stuff, so installing the OS from scratch and doing the minimal configuration needed to install Oracle is, in itself, an important part of your professional development. If you take a shortcut of using a pre-built vm you are just stunting your own growth.
I want to try out installing Oracle Database 11gR2 on a Virtualbox without going through installing Oracle Linux in a Windows Host so I'm looking for a pre-built VM with just Oracle Linux. Most of the VMs available in Pre-Built Developer VMs (for Oracle VM VirtualBox) http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/developer-vm/index.html already have Oracle Database installed. It seems that my only choice is to use Enterprise Java Development VM. I notice there is something called Oracle VM template but it does not seem to be for Virtualbox. Thanks for any help.
Using the oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall RPM for Oracle Linux will save you time and set OS dependencies. See the article How I Simplified Oracle Database 11g Installation on Oracle Linux 6:1 person found this helpful
For what it's worth, I created an Oracle Linux 6.3 VirtualBox image that you can get from here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/linux/downloads/vm-for-hol-1896500.html
I totally agree with the suggestion. I will still go through installing Oracle Linux later.
I have also found the image. It will be much easier if the image is together with other VMs.
Thanks for your help.
did you check on edeliver.oracle.com/linux ??
Are some, 2GB of ram 10GB of disk.
Oracle VM 3 Templates (OVF) for Oracle Linux 6 Media Pack for x86_64 (64 bit)