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.