Few weeks after 5.6, Oracle Enterprise Linux is definitely gone, welcome Oracle Linux ! The well known Oracle Enterprise Linux has changed the name within the versions 5.6 and now 6.0, this last one released last Friday. See the announcement on the Oracle’s Linux Blog.
I’ll install this OL6.0 on a virtual machine with VMWare Server 2.0.2, choosing RHEL5.0 64-bit type of VM.
From within the first screen, we feel in Oracle world, much more than ever, as well as the new name.
Then the big red splash screen, and language settings
We are installing a database server, DHCP is not a good option, do not forget to set a fixed IP address
Define the type of the server we are building
And add packages if needed (be aware, since OL 6.0 is not yet certified within the Oracle database, the package oracle-validated-1 available on previous version is not available yet for that Linux version
And the installer continues
After reboot, final steps
Set the network to start automatically if you did not do it on previous step
[root@orion4 ~]# uname -a
Linux orion4.phoenix.nga 2.6.32-100.28.5.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Feb 2 18:40:23 EST 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@orion4 ~]# more /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.0 (Santiago)
Installation of VMWare Server 2.0.2 tools
Open a terminal from the desktop
Mount the cdrom, and untar the vmwaretools into a temp directory, then run the tools installer
We do not need the C compiler, reply no to all of those questions, and it is successfully finishing
Enjoy it !