(with regard to 6.3), the discussion was around a different kernel used in 6.4. It was said I need to have HTTP or FTP install. It was said 6.2 was the last kernel that doesn't require that if I am not mistaking.Sorry I think this is nonsense. Where did you read that?
Dude wrote:My fault I think(with regard to 6.3), the discussion was around a different kernel used in 6.4. It was said I need to have HTTP or FTP install. It was said 6.2 was the last kernel that doesn't require that if I am not mistaking.Sorry I think this is nonsense. Where did you read that?
It rather sounds like you used the 6.4 "boot" DVD which is simply wrong for what you are going to do. The boot DVD is for local network installs or troubleshooting your system. It does not contain any software repository. Just get the standard 6.4 distribution DVD (V37084-01), which contains the installation software and is also bootable.Yes you are correct, the 3.5G file for some reason didn't work for me as bootable, now it does, I did burn it in Win7 now instead of XP
I suggest to check your windows installation to verify it is GPT or MBR. If you set the system to "UEFI only" does it still boot? Did you check the Oracle Linux/RHEL 6 installation guide for installing under UEFI?Yes it does boot
If I were you, I'd rather upgrade the system to 8 GB of RAM and install VirtualBox as previously discussed and forget about all of this.This will be a downgrade for me from 16G :)
This will be a downgrade for me from 16GEven less reasons not to use VirtualBox. Re: Oracle Linux distro to support GPT out of the box Anyway, I'm done suggesting VirtualBox.
I did install 6.4 now, the Linux is fine, Windows though fails with GRUB2 with invalid efi file path.Oracle Linux or any other RHEL derivative does not use GRUB 2. The current version is 0.97. GRUB 2 is used in Ubuntu, Fedora and other desktop Linux distributions. Again, the EFI boot manager loads and runs the Linux GRUB boot loader as an EFI application. As far as I'm aware, you can not use GRUB of RHEL or Oracle Linux the other way around to load UEFI Windows.
Yes it does bootThat means your primary hard disk is using a GPT partitioning style and you cannot use MBR style for dual boot, unless you install a very special EFI boot manager as I previously tried to explain. If dual boot is what you want than you need to either erase your computer and install Windows 7 using MBR, or install Oracle Linux 6 using UEFI as explained in the installation documentation.