4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2019 7:20 PM by MarkFalcione

    How to specify a local installation source when installing Oracle Linux 7.6 on VirtualBox

    MarkFalcione

      Hello. I'm trying to install Oracle linux 7.6 on a VM in VirtualBox. I burned the linux 7.6 boot ISO to DVD and the lilnux 7.6 full installation ISO to another DVD. I inserted the boot disk into my DVD drive and proceeded to create the VM in VirtualBox. The VM boots off the disk and I'm proceeding along with the linux install. On the Installation Summary screen there's an icon for specifying the Installation Source but when I click that, it only gives me the option of installing off the network. The install manual says the ISO file option "is only available if the installation program detected a local hard drive that can be mounted". I have the ISO image on my local C: drive but I'm assuming the VM doesn't have access to that. I also have it on DVD but I can't remove the boot image because the installer needs it. I'm working on a machine that I don't have admin rights on so it's a bit of a limited environment for me. Does anyone know how I can get the linux installer to display the ISO File option on the Installation Source screen? Thanks for any help you can provide.

        • 1. Re: How to specify a local installation source when installing Oracle Linux 7.6 on VirtualBox
          Nik

          Hi.

          For Boot and install Oracle Linux you need have one DVD.

          For OL 7u6:   V980739-01.isoOracle Linux Release 7 Update 6 for x86 (64 bit), 4.3 GB

          This ISO is bootable.

           

          You not need download and use separate boot ISO.

           

          You also can configure VM with 2 DVD and attach 2 ISO at same time.  But you realy not need  use boot ISO.

           

          Regards,

          Nik.

          • 2. Re: How to specify a local installation source when installing Oracle Linux 7.6 on VirtualBox
            EdStevens

            MarkFalcione wrote:

             

            Hello. I'm trying to install Oracle linux 7.6 on a VM in VirtualBox. I burned the linux 7.6 boot ISO to DVD and the lilnux 7.6 full installation ISO to another DVD. I inserted the boot disk into my DVD drive and proceeded to create the VM in VirtualBox. The VM boots off the disk and I'm proceeding along with the linux install. On the Installation Summary screen there's an icon for specifying the Installation Source but when I click that, it only gives me the option of installing off the network. The install manual says the ISO file option "is only available if the installation program detected a local hard drive that can be mounted". I have the ISO image on my local C: drive but I'm assuming the VM doesn't have access to that. I also have it on DVD but I can't remove the boot image because the installer needs it. I'm working on a machine that I don't have admin rights on so it's a bit of a limited environment for me. Does anyone know how I can get the linux installer to display the ISO File option on the Installation Source screen? Thanks for any help you can provide.

            don't use the 'boot' iso.  That is only for running the OS off of the dvd.

            The first time you 'power up' a new vm, you get this:

            Click the little folder icon and it will open a normal file explorer dialog.  Regardless of your interpretation of the text, you can navigate to and open the ISO file any place it might be on the host machine - dvd drive or an .iso file on the c:\drive .. which is where I keep mine, exactly where I download them from OTN.

            • 3. Re: How to specify a local installation source when installing Oracle Linux 7.6 on VirtualBox
              MarkFalcione

              NIK and Ed, thanks for the quick response. I should've thought of trying the full installation ISO, and just using the version on my local C: drive makes it even easier. I'll give it a shot and update the thread with my results.

              • 4. Re: How to specify a local installation source when installing Oracle Linux 7.6 on VirtualBox
                MarkFalcione

                Both those answers are good. Since I had the dvd burned I just used that and it worked as expected. I also browsed to the ISO file on my C: drive as Ed suggested and I could've used that as well. Thanks again for the help. If I can mark both answers as correct I will.