Virtual Machine Set-Up Instuctions

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Virtual Machine Set-Up Instructions

Creating an Oracle Linux 6 virtual machine on VirtualBox

Getting VirtualBox:

1) Download and install Oracle VM VirtualBox on your host system, following the installation instructions outlined in the VirtualBox manual or as explained in this video clip:

Getting the Linux iso files:

2) Go to
3) Login/register with Oracle Single Sign In
4) Accept the various terms and restrictions (there are 2 check boxes)
5) Click on "Continue"
6) Select from the drop downs:
      Product Pack: Oracle Linux
      Platform: x86 32 bit
7) Click "Go"
8) Select 'Oracle Linux Release 6 Media Pack for x86 (32 bit)
9) click 'Continue'
10) Download 'Oracle Linux Release 6 for x86 (32 Bit)' (part number V24734-01, 2.6G)
Save the file in an easy to use location
11) Unzip the file. This should give you OracleLinux-R6-U0-Server-i386-dvd

Creating the Virtual Machine (VM):

12) Open VirtualBox
13) Select Machine -> New from the menu or just use the "New" button (shaped like a starburst)
14) Name: OracleLinuxDesktopVM
    Type: Linux
    Version: Oracle
15) Click "Continue"
16) You want to use 2G of RAM (2048 MB) and click "Continue"
17) You want to "Create a virtual hard drive now" and click on "Create"
18) You want to use the VDI hard drive file type and click on "Continue"
19) Use the "Dynamically allocated" for the new virtual hard drive file and click on "Continue"
20) Use the default name for the virtual hard drive and the size to use is 10GB. Then click on "Create"

Starting up the VM:

21) You will now see the VM listed on the left side navigation. Highlight/Select this VM and then click on the "Settings" button (shaped like a gear).

22) Click on "Storage"

This will bring up a number of settings that can be modified.

23) Select IDE Controller and add a CD/DVD by clicking down at the bottom on the + disk icon.

Use the the dvd iso that you downloaded and unzipped as the Primary Master disk.

24) Once this is done, click on OK.
25) Double click on the OracleLinuxDesktopVM on the left navigation bar of VirtualBox

Installing Linux in the VM:

26) You will do the Install so highlight it

27) Wait for the bootup, or hit enter to boot
28) You will be asked if you want to test you media before installation. I choose to skip this step using the directions on the screen to navigate.

29) This will take you to the Oracle Linux 6 installation. You can use your mouse to click on the "next" button.

30) Navigate through the various menus making your selections. I mostly used the default values
    - Install in English
    - Use an English Keyboard
31) Type of Storage Device: Basic
32) Re-initialize all the drives
33) Give the computer a unique name for the network
34) pick the city closest to your timezone
35) create a root password (write it down so you don't forget it) and confirm it
36) You want the installation to replace the existing Linux system
37) Write the changes to disk
38) You will want to install a Desktop installation rather then the default Basic Server
39) The installation will occur.
40) If everything installs correctly you should get a message that says:

"Congratulations, your Oracle Linux Server installation is complete.

Please reboot to use the installed system…"
41) When you reboot your system you will be lead through the Setup Agent for Oracle Linux 6. Complete the setup agent as needed.
42) When everything is completed you should have a working Oracle Linux virtual machine in VirtualBox.

Note: To get an internet connection, I just had to click on the network icon (2 computers) at the top of the desktop and select the "System eth0"

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  1. Mar 08, 2013

    I am unable to find the product pack "Oracle Linux" when following the instructions to obtain the Linux iso files. Can you please update the instructions to include the correct product pack name or advise when this pack will be available to download? Thank you.

    1. Mar 08, 2013

      Can you please clarify what steps you have taken so we know where you are at when you do not find the "Oracle Linux" product pack.

      Assuming you went to and followed the steps to step 6, you should be seeing:
      The "Select a Product Pack" drop down listing should have the following options:

      • - Select a product pack -
      • Oracle Linux
      • Oracle VM
      • Oracle VM Templates
  2. Mar 12, 2013

    Hi, dear.

    In Step 41 after reboot I was asked by user and password to get in linux S.O. After logon, how can I continue the process instalation? What command should I do? It should be automatically?

    Best regards!

    1. Mar 12, 2013

      At step 41, you should log in and then the Setup Agent should start up automatically.

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