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download of Oracle Developer Day.ova not working

972876 Member Posts: 4
edited Nov 7, 2012 4:15PM in Downloads Issues
I'm trying to download the above file to my iMac osx Mountain Lion. I've already downloaded the Virtual Box. When I login for the download, it opens a big text file with lots of liscensing stuff. There's nothing to click to agree so I can get the file, just the big file of legalese. What am I missing?


  • Srini Chavali-Oracle
    Srini Chavali-Oracle Member Posts: 29,596 Blue Diamond
    Are you following all of the instructions here -

  • 972876
    972876 Member Posts: 4
    Yes I followed the instructions. They're very simple. VirtualBox downloaded w/o any issues. The .ova file opens rather than downloading. What do you suggest?
  • Srini Chavali-Oracle
    Srini Chavali-Oracle Member Posts: 29,596 Blue Diamond
    Did you verify the integrity of the download file using the md5sum checksum ? If so, you might want to post in the VM forum - 3825

  • 972876
    972876 Member Posts: 4
    Srini, Thanks for trying to help me with this. Still no success downloading the .ova file for the Database App Devemopment VM. Shouldn't the file just download, I don't need to see the inside of it. I'm on a Mac running Mountain Lion. Is that an issue?

    Here's a sample of what I get when I click on the download link: Oracle_DB_Developer_Day.ovf�������������������������������������������������������������������������0000600�0000000�0000000�00000307437�12044005561�0016013�0����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ustar �someone�������������������������someone����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <Envelope ovf:version="1.0" xml:lang="en-US" xmlns="" xmlns:ovf="" xmlns:rasd="" xmlns:vssd="" xmlns:xsi="" xmlns:vbox="">
    <File ovf:href="Oracle_DB_Developer_Day-disk1.vmdk" ovf:id="file1"/>
    <File ovf:href="Oracle_DB_Developer_Day-disk2.vmdk" ovf:id="file2"/>
    <Info>List of the virtual disks used in the package</Info>
    <Disk ovf:capacity="12884901888" ovf:diskId="vmdisk1" ovf:fileRef="file1" ovf:format="" vbox:uuid="d225aca9-4a49-4bae-b580-eedddd13da47"/>
    <Disk ovf:capacity="12884901888" ovf:diskId="vmdisk2" ovf:fileRef="file2" ovf:format="" vbox:uuid="ac3a099f-1021-4937-8319-dceb050c0d37"/>
    <Info>Logical networks used in the package</Info>
    <VirtualSystem ovf:id="Oracle Developer Days">
    <Info>A virtual machine</Info>
    <Info>Meta-information about the installed software</Info>
    <Product>Oracle RDBMS 11.2, SQL Developer 3.2, Application Express 4</Product>
    <Vendor>Oracle Corporation</Vendor>
    <Version>October 2012</Version>
    <Info>License agreement for the virtual system</Info>
    Agreement Terms

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  • Srini Chavali-Oracle
    Srini Chavali-Oracle Member Posts: 29,596 Blue Diamond
    I'm assuming you are trying to download using Safari ? If so, try to save the file to your computer first. After the download completes successfully, verify checksums before proceeding.

  • 972876
    972876 Member Posts: 4
    So Safari was the problem. I downloaded Firefox to my Mac and was able to copy the .ova file to my computer w/o it opening or doing anything strange. Thank YOU SO MUCH!!!
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