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NewAppsDBA wrote:Zip files are binary files. They, in themselves are neither Windows nor *nix files. Unzip it. It contains an iso file, which is also binary. Then create your VM. When you first start your vm, you will be prompted for the installation image. Point it to the iso file you unzipped.
I have downloaded the "Oracle Linux Release 5 Update 6 Media Pack for x86 (32 bit)".link: https://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/Download/get_form?egroup_aru_number=13392056.
After i download i got zip file "V24478-01". Please tell me how i can go futher .. I am planning to install it on Vmware Workstation.
When i gone through read me, suggesting to download unzip utility. but its for Linux.My host is Windows XP on this am planning to install Oracle Linux on VMware Workstation.
Please guide me.
In addition to the previous response you may find the following information useful:
How to Create Oracle Linux 5.7 64 bit Bootable DVD:
How to Create Oracle Linux 5.7 64 bit Bootable DVD
It contains info about handling the zip file, verifying the downloaded file integrity. You do not necessarily need to burn a DVD since your virtualization product can directly open an ISO file stored on you host system and use it like DVD media.