Hello, I am about to download Oracle Linux 6.4 and install it on a 32 bit computer.
How can I make a bootable disk so when I reboot this computer it goes straight into the install process?
Do I download Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 for x86 (32 Bit) and then download Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 Boot iso image for x86 (32 bit)?
Do i burn the content of the Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 Boot iso image for x86 (32 bit) on the same disk as the Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 for x86 (32 Bit)?
Can someone please tell me how to do this?
Installing a 32-bit OS on reasonable and recent hardware does not make sense. It will only limit your addressable memory and disk space for no good reason.
Anyway, you need to download the binary software distribution image, which is about 2 - 4 GB. You do not need the boot or source media.
Before burning the DVD, make sure to verify the checksum of the downloaded ISO image. It is not unlikely that the download is corrupted and won't work properly.
You can find the checksum value when clicking the View Digest button on the E-Delivery software download web page.
Under Microsoft Windows, see the following knowledgebase article:
Under Linux and Mac OS X, enter the following at the system command prompt (Terminal):
openssl sha1 name.iso
The checksum must match!
To burn the iso image to DVD:
For information using Apple Mac OS X and older versions of MS Windows:
And last not least, remember to set the media startup priorities of you computer BIOS accordingly: Floppy, DVD, Harddrive, Network.
Thank you very much Dude!, that was very helpful information. This is great.
The reason I am installing the 32bit version is that I have a older pc that is 32 bit that I want to use for some things. I also have a 64 bit that has much better specs on it.
So, I am going to do two installs. I did the 5.10 64bit install last night and it went perfect. Next on the list, is the 32 bit install of 5.10.