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Installation Guide for Linux Operating Systems
Oracle Linux 5.5 CD or DVD set (internal or external CD/DVD)
Note - KickStart is an automated installation tool. It enables a system administrator to create a single image containing the settings for some or all installation and configuration parameters that are normally provided during a typical Oracle Linux installation. Typically, a KickStart image is placed on a single network server and read by multiple systems for installation.
The following requirements must be met prior to performing the Oracle Linux PXE installation:
If you are using a KickStart image to perform the installation, you must:
Create a KickStart file.
Create the boot media with the KickStart file or make the KickStart file available on the network.
To use PXE to boot the installation media over the network, you must:
Configure the network (NFS, FTP, HTTP) server to export the installation tree.
Configure the files on the TFTP server necessary for PXE booting.
Configure the server's MAC network port address to boot from the PXE configuration.
Configure the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Follow the PXE network installation instructions in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5: System Administration Guide at:
Note - The following steps use Oracle ILOM 3.1 command syntax. If you are using Oracle ILOM 3.0, refer to the Oracle ILOM 3.0 Documentation Collection at http://www.oracle.com/pls/topic/lookup?ctx=ilom30.
The BIOS screen appears.
Note - The next events occur very quickly; therefore, focused attention is needed for the following steps. Watch carefully for these messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time. You might want to enlarge the size of your screen to eliminate scroll bars.
The Please Select Boot Device menu appears listing the available boot device.
The network bootloader loads and a boot prompt appears. After a few seconds the installation kernel will begin to load.