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Unable to use Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 installations files

Sandyboy036 Newbie
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Hi,

I have just downloaded Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 from edelivery.oracle.com. It contains 5 zip files which when unzipped gives me 5 .ISO image files.

Now, I have Oracle Virtual box VM software and would like to install Linux on my Windows 7 Home.

After I have created a Virtual drive using Virtual box, it asks for Linux Image file to start installing Linux. Now I have 5 linux ISO files, how should I go about installing the same on my machine - Im confused :(

The filenames - Enterprise-R5-GA-Server-x86_64-disc1.iso, Enterprise-R5-GA-Server-x86_64-disc2.iso, Enterprise-R5-GA-Server-x86_64-disc3.iso, Enterprise-R5-GA-Server-x86_64-disc4.iso and Enterprise-R5-GA-Server-x86_64-disc5.iso.


Thanks in advance.
  • 1. Re: Unable to use Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 installations files
    alvaromiranda Explorer
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    Hi There

    First of all, you did awesome good.

    What you got, was EL 5 GA, that is the General Availability, or what we could say is 5.0

    That version is from 2007.

    You can do the install, use the disc1, those are 5 CDs, so when you start the installation, at some will ask, for cd2, cd3, it may not ask for cd4 or cd5, and if I remember correctly will ask cd1 at the end

    After that, you will have to update and will download a bunch of files (from 2007 to 2013)

    You may want to download 5.9 that 1 dvd and will be more close to what is today.

    any question, let me know

    Alvaro.
  • 2. Re: Unable to use Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 installations files
    alvaromiranda Explorer
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    If you check the linux wiki

    https://wikis.oracle.com/display/oraclelinux/Downloading+Oracle+Linux?focusedCommentId=45580386#comment-45580386

    They several mirrors,

    Close to NZ we wave AU

    http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/oraclelinux/EL5/U9/x86_64/

    Wehre you will see the latest one available is

    Enterprise-R5-U9-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso

    http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/oraclelinux/EL5/U9/x86_64/Enterprise-R5-U9-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso

    Alvaro

    Edited by: Alvaro Miranda on Mar 13, 2013 1:00 PM
  • 3. Re: Unable to use Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 installations files
    Dude! Guru
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    Before you get started you should check the hardware requirements. Your computer should have at 20 GB of free disk space and 4 GB of RAM. You will also need a x86-64 CPU with VT-x or AMD-V hardware virtualization support to be able to install a x64 guest OS.

    I suggest you the latest version of the Oracle Linux x64 (x86-64) installation DVD, which is 5.9 or 6.4. You can download the disk image files from the Oracle e-delivery cloud or from the links mentioned in the previous response. You do not need any source DVD's. The installation DVD is about 3.5 GB and bootable. When your new virtual machine shows "FATAL: No bootable system found....", select the Devices pull-down menu and open the .ISO disk image file. Then reset the virtual machine and it should start from the DVD disk image.

    Please note that VirtualBox issues are beyond the forum topic. Check http://forums.virtualbox.org. If you need help to install the Linux OS, I suggest to check the installation guide at https://linux.oracle.com/documentation/.
  • 4. Re: Unable to use Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 installations files
    Sandyboy036 Newbie
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    Guys,

    I downloaded the setup as mentioned above - Enterprise-R5-U9-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso.

    Used it on VM box , Starup page appears , then the install gets halted saying below:-

    NetLable : Initializing
    NetLabel: domain hash size=128
    NetLabel: protocols = UNLABELED CIPSOV4
    NetLabel: unlabled traffic allowed by default
    ACPI : DMAR not present
    PCI-GART: No AMD northbridge found.
    PCI: Ignore bogus resource 6[0:0] of 0000:00:02.0
    NET: Registered protocol family2

    Checked my BIOS settings, and Virtualization is Enabled.

    Got below result upon running typing msinfo32.exe at run command :-

    OS Name     Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version     6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Other OS Description      Not Available
    OS Manufacturer     Microsoft Corporation
    System Type     x64-based PC
    Processor     Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 540 @ 2.53GHz, 2534 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date     Dell Inc. A12, 30-03-2011
    SMBIOS Version     2.6
    Windows Directory     C:\Windows
    System Directory      C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device     \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Hardware Abstraction Layer     Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM)     4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory     3.86 GB
    Available Physical Memory     1.42 GB
    Total Virtual Memory     7.73 GB
    Available Virtual Memory     3.42 GB
    Page File Space     3.86 GB

    Looking forward for your assistance.

    Cheers

    Edited by: Sandyboy036 on Mar 15, 2013 11:29 PM
  • 5. Re: Unable to use Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 installations files
    Dude! Guru
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    Make sure you enable IO APIC in the system preference of the virtual machine. Anyway, it is not a problem related to Linux, but VirtualBox, which has its own forum.
  • 6. Re: Unable to use Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 installations files
    Sandyboy036 Newbie
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    Thanks Dude....checked the box, and the install is now running.

    Cheers

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