1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 12, 2013 10:42 AM by Catch_22 RSS

    Bootable DVD

    user766783
      Hi,

      I am trying to create a bootable DVD of Oracle Linux 6.4. Later I would like to use this bootable DVD to create Oracle Linux VM.

      From Oracle e-delivery I had downloaded below files (ISO files) :

      •     Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 for x86_64 (64 Bit) - V37084-01 – 3.4 GB
      •     Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 Boot iso image for x86_64 (64 bit) - V37088-01 - 197M

      Did burn both these iso files on to two different DVDs ( used CDBurnerXP s/w to burn ).

      With Oracle Virtual Box 4.1.2, tried creating Oracle Linux VM, VM not recognizing DVD and giving below error.

      FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted.

      Can someone help me here whether my approach is correct or not or am I missing something here?

      Thanks...
      Sreeram.
        • 1. Re: Bootable DVD
          Catch_22
          The V37084-01 installation media has everything you need to install Oracle Linux and start up your computer. The boot image does not contain any software installation. When creating a DVD from ISO it is important to make a disk level duplicate in order to include the bootable code, and not to burn the mounted image. Check the following:

          http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Burn-a-CD-or-DVD-from-an-ISO-file
          For Apple Mac OS X and older versions of MS Windows:
          http://www.wikihow.com/Burn-ISO-Files-to-DVD

          It is highly recommended to verify the integrity your ISO download by comparing the SHA checksum you can find under "View Digest" on the e-delievery download page. For more details:

          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290.
          Under Linux and Mac OS X, open a Terminal window and enter the following command:
          openssl sha1 path_to/filename.iso

          VirtualBox 4.1.2 is too old. You might want to get the latest version, which is currently 4.2.10 and available for free download.

          And last not least you actually you do not nned to burn a DVD from ISO since VirtualBox can use an ISO disk image file directly.