Haider Hussain wrote:Oracle Linux is a server distro - not a desktop. Make very sure this is what you want, as it could be missing drivers to support your sound and video chipsets/cards, not support your video cam, etc.
I wish to remove Win7 (32 bit Home Edition) and install Oracle Linux 5.8 in it.
Could you please tell me how to install the this?Download an installation DVD ISO image (needs to be bootable). Burn it do DVD. Boot it. Install (and overwrite and reformat the existing Windoes NTFS partitions). So it is totally destructive. No more Windows 7.
Also, please suggest a good anti-virus for it.The likelihood of viruses on a Linux desktop is small. It is more important to practise safe hex. Keep the firewall (called iptables) up. Do not run services that you do not need (like Samba or FTP) and did not harden and secure. Keep the kernel up to date with the latest patches. Be careful of where you surf on the net - and if you surf the fringes, use the browser's incognito feature, wipe the cash afterwards, and be very careful running Javasscript (install something like NoScript) and Flash.
Also, is VM required to be installed before installing Oracle Linux ?Not at all.
I have DVD's of Oracle Linux 5.8Bootable? If so, then you are set - with the exception of the issue around desktop h/w support using a server distro. Why not get Ubuntu? It comes with LiveCD. You boot an Ubuntu desktop from CD - can play and use it without trashing Windows first. And if you like and want it, then click the install icon on the Ubuntu desktop.
I wish to remove Win7 (32 bit Home Edition) and install Oracle Linux 5.8 in it.Your current feedback or lack of response so far suggests that your technical expertise is rather novice and you are not familiar with either Linux or general OS installation concepts.
Could you please tell me how to install the this ? Also, please suggest a good anti-virus for it. Also, is VM required to be installed before installing Oracle Linux?
Dude wrote:Not really. You can point a VM to a physical disk or partition.
Dual boot is really obsolete
Haider Hussain wrote:You need a separate disk or partition if you want to install another OS with Windows... Once installed, the boot loader will let you select between Windows or Linux to start your computer. But like others said, I don't think install OL on a laptop is a good idea
Could you please let me know how to install Oracle Linux 5.8 as dual boot in Windows 7.