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This article will show step by step how to configure a virtual machine on VirtualBox in order to install Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 (OEL7).

Before going through those steps, you will need to have:

  • Oracle VM VirtualBox installed, it can be downloaded from virtualbox.org
  • OEL7 (V46135-01) iso image, it can be downloaded from edelivery.oracle.com with a free oracle account

(warning: images-intensive article)

We recommend ...
... at least 8GB RAM
... at least 12GB of free disk space

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Configure a new virtual machine

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Open Oracle VM VirtualBox

Click NEW button

Select :

  • Name: OEL7
  • Type: Linux
  • Version: Oracle (64 bit)

Click NEXT

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : 4096 MB

Click NEXT

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : Create a virtual hard drive now

Click CREATE

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)

Click NEXT

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Enter : OEL7

Select : 12 GB

Click CREATE

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select: OEL7

Click SETTINGS

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Go to Storage

Click on the disk under "Controller: IDE"

Click on the disk image on the right

Select : Choose a virtual CD/DVD disk file...

Browse and choose OEL7 iso image (V46135-01.iso)

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Go to Network

Check Enable Network Adapter

Select Attached to: Bridged Adapter

Click OK

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 Install

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : OEL7

Click START

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : Install Oracle Linux 7.0

Press ENTER

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : English > English (United States)

Click CONTINUE

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

 

Click SOFTWARE SELECTION

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : Server with GUI (on the left)

Check : KDE (on the right)

Click DONE

 

Click NETWORK & HOSTNAME

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Turn ON Ethernet (enpOs3)

 

Click INSTALLATION DESTINATION

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : ATA VBOX HARDDISK

Check : Automatically configure partitioning

Click DONE

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Click BEGIN INSTALLATION

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Wait for installation complete

Click ROOT PASSWORD

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Enter your password twice

Click DONE

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Click FINISH CONFIGURATION

Then click REBOOT on the next page

 

Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 Setup

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : Oracle Linux Server, with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel

Press ENTER

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Click LICENCE INFORMATION

Accept the licence agreement and click DONE

Then Click FINISH CONFIGURATION

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Uncheck : Enable kdump

Click FORWARD

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : No, I prefer to register at a later time

Click FORWARD

Then Click No thanks, I'll connect later

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Click FORWARD

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : English (United States)

Click NEXT

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Add new input with +

Click NEXT

 

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Enter :

  • Full Name: uxora
  • Username: uxora
  • Type password twice

Click NEXT

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Select : Paris

Click NEXT

 

Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBox

Click START USING ORACLE LINUX SERVER

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Thierry Boise
# Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBoxThierry Boise 2016-11-09 04:01
Thank you very much for sharing this steps with us. I have search the internet for an easy but comprehensive way to install OL7 in vain until I found your website. Encore, Merci mil fois pour votre aide.

Thierry
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Reda
# Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBoxReda 2015-12-03 05:39
Great article.
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Toby
# Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBoxToby 2015-10-16 13:59
Bonjour à l'équipe du blog, comme d'habitude
un post de qualité, mes félicitations
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Audra
# Install Oracle Linux 7 on VirtualBoxAudra 2015-06-26 00:13
Thank you for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your
further post thanks once again.
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UxOra DBA
# Updated articleUxOra DBA 2015-03-31 16:06
Step by step tutorial of Oracle Linux 7 installation on VirtualBox.
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