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How to Create Oracle Linux 5.7 64 bit Bootable DVD

user10977928 Newbie
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Hi Guru's,

I have downloaded the OEL 5.7 64 bit from E-delivery.

Below are the 2 zip filesV27570-01.zip and V27572-01.zip.

I have extracted the V27570-01.zip and it's contained another zip called 'OracleLinux-R5-U7-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso'.
If I extract the 'OracleLinux-R5-U7-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso' file then following folders and files exists.
Folders - Cluster,ClusterStorage,images,isolinux,Server,VT.
Files - .discinfo,.treeinfo,blafdoc.css,EULA,eula.en_US,eula.py,GPL etc.

Could you please help me to create a bootable DVD for OEL 5.7 64 bit.

Shall i just burn the DVD with OracleLinux-R5-U7-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso zip file?

I am unable to understand how to create the bootable DVD for OEL 5.7 using those two zip files(V27570-01.zip and V27572-01.zip).
Somebody can help me step by step to create a bootable DVD for OEL 5.7.

Thanks in advance
  • 1. Re: How to Create Oracle Linux 5.7 64 bit Bootable DVD
    rukbat Guru Moderator
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    user10977928 wrote:
    Shall i just burn the DVD with OracleLinux-R5-U7-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso zip file?
    What happened when you tried that?

    A great method of learning is simply by trying.
  • 2. Re: How to Create Oracle Linux 5.7 64 bit Bootable DVD
    Dude! Guru
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    What possible reason could there be to install OL 5.7 since 5.9 is already available?

    Anyway, you do not need the source distribution or any boot CD. The standard installation DVD (V36332-01) is bootable and contains the necessary installation packages.

    If the download file has a .zip file name extension you need to unzip the ISO image before burning it to DVD. The download of version 5.9 is no longer zipped. In any case, before burning the ISO image file, make sure the file you download is not corrupted. You can check the "View Digest" page from the Oracle edelivery software download page and verify the checksum with the file you downloaded.

    The checksum must match, otherwise the downloaded file cannot be used.

    Under Microsoft Windows, see the following knowledgebase article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290

    Under Linux and Mac OSX:
    $ openssl sha1 oracle_linux.iso

    To burn the ISO image:

    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

    If you use any Type 2 virtualization software, such as VirtualBox, you do not need to burn any DVD and can use the ISO file directly.

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