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you can create a virtual machine and test the isos.
however, there is no such think like swaping disks on oel 6.x
there are 5 isos available, those are
boot iso with btrfs
you need to download just the full dvd, boot that one, and perform the installation.
Try to download the isos from a mirror
OracleLinux-R6-U3-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso 28-Jun-2012 00:41 3.4G
When you boot the iso, it will ask if you want to test the iso/dvd, you may say yes,and at the end, it will eject the disk and ask to put another or continue, there what you need to do is put the same dvd/iso again
or you can just skip the test
I've burned copies of all 5 iso's, and as I mentioned I now have 5 copies of the full dvd, the problem as I tried to explain is it stops in the middle of the install, prompts for the disk that's in the drive, and if I swap in one of the copies, it starts installing again, only to stop again, prompting for the disk that's in the drive. If I don't swap the disk, it doesn't restart at all.
I thought I was past this, but the default swap space is too small, and there's no available space to increase it, so I'm going to have to try installing it again. I'm hoping that the issue is that the disks were written with more than one session, the last disk I made was done with write once set.
Are you using any of the boot disks you downloaded? The boot disks do not contain any installation software and therefore prompt you for the location of the software packages. Since it does not find the software, it will prompt again. It will not fetch the installation software over the Internet, unless you create you own distribution service.
As previously mentioned, you only need the standard distribution media to boot and install Oracle Linux (V37084-01). You do not need any of the boot or source disks, which are for a different purpose than installing the system from local media.
When burning the DVD media, check your software how to duplicate a DVD from an ISO image. You cannot burn/use mounted content or just the iso file itself. However, If the system can boot from the DVD you created, you burned the ISO image correctly.
Before burning the software, make sure the file you download is complete. You can check the "View Digest" page from the Oracle edelivery software download and verify the checksums with the file you downloaded. Downloading the file again does not necessarily help if there is any issue.
There are still possibilities that your DVD burning software is faulty or not burning properly. I don't use Windows myself, but it seems to be a common issue. Try use a different software. Check the following message: Oracle Linux 6.4 ISO Image Boot Problem
The MD5 sum of one of the boot iso's is a match to the archive value, but not to the install iso, yet the size of them match the archive.
I downloaded yet another copy to the linux system I built, it's size matches, but sum gives a different value.
What tool should I be using on linux to verify the MD5 sum?
Edit: I found md5sum, but the linux download doesn't match either. Not sure how to download it now.
Edited by: Mike Crow on Mar 29, 2013 2:27 PM
They checksum should match, otherwise the downloaded files are corrupted.
Under Microsoft Windows, see the following knowledgebase article:
Under Linux and Mac OSX:
$ openssl sha1 image.iso
which checks out fine here.
# openssl sha1 v37084-01.iso SHA1(v37084-01.iso)= 4ecb72ade0186afe2f95ffc8273fc146e177e2f9