I'm trying to install Oracle Linux 5.8 on Virtual Box. I have downloaded V31120-01 and burned to the DVD, I think successfully.
However, when I start the Virtual machine, I get the Opening screen, "Oracle Linux" the little picture of the penguin guy, etc, so I think my DVD is good.
The screen says, "To install or upgrade in graphical mode, press the <enter> key." So I do.
Several lines of text flow across the screen, but then the process seems to stop with no prompt on what to do next or any indication that an error has occurred, it just stops.
The last lines I can see are:
ACPI: bus type pci registered
PCI: Using configuration type 1
ACPI: Interpreter enabled
ACPI: Using PIC for interrupt routing
ACPI: No dock devices found
ACPI: PCI Root Bridge [PCI0] (0000:00)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] (IRQs *5 9 10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] (IRQs 5 9 10 *11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] (IRQs 5 9 *10 11)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] (IRQs 5 *9 10 11)
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI init
pnp: PnP ACPI: found 5 devices
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registerd new driver hub
PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
PCI: If a device doesn't work, try 'pci=routeirq". If it helps, post a report
NetLabel: domain hash size = 128
NetLabel: protocols = UNLABELED CIPS0v4
NetLabel: unlabeled traffic allowed by default
ACPI: DMAR not present
PCI-GART: No AMC northbridge found.
NET: Registered protocol family 2
I'm not sure if it's waiting for some input from me, or if there is a problem, but nothing happens beyond this point until I power down the virtual machine.
There is no need to burn a DVD because Virtualbox can directly mount and boot from the .iso image you downloaded. It is usually a good idea to check the md5 checksum of your download with the number provided by the download page to verify your download is not corrupted. There are no problems installing any version of Oracle Linux under Virtualbox provided you have the right hardware. I suggest to check the Virtualbox documentation.
Note: This is not a Virtualbox forum.