I'm wondering if someone can point me in the right direction. I'm trying to install OEL5u5x64 in a VM, on a Dell R715 running Oracle VM. According to this note ( https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-38013 ) it's due to an issue with the kernel. Oracle are currently unable to provide me with a solution. So, I'm looking at building the VM with OEL5u4x64, and the upgrading to Update 5, and before rebooting, installing the unbreakable kernel .
My question is - please bear with me, I'm primarily used to Solaris - what is the best way to do this without access to a yum server?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Is your server not on the 'net?
If it were, you could try the steps for public-yum.oracle.com outlined in this white paper: http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/linux/uek-for-linux-177034.pdf
If not, you could try setting up a local EL5.5 yum repo based on mounted DVD ISO as described here: http://blogs.oracle.com/sergio/2008/10/installing_oraclevalidated_fro.html Upgrade your EL5.4 guest using the local repo first, don't reboot. and then follow the steps in the white paper. Without access to the 'net, I'm not sure how you plan on downloading the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
You could probably download the 5.4 x86_64 iso image from http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux and do the initial installation.
Then download required packages to meet yum installation dependencies from
You can check the following in order to use yum to read packages from local media.