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Before You Begin
Before installing your OS, you must create a virtual disk volume on the target disk. See Creating a Virtual Disk.
While configuring an operating system for a networked server, it is necessary to provide the logical names (assigned by the OS) and the physical name (MAC address) of each network interface. See Identifying Logical and Physical Network Interface Names for Linux OS Configuration for details.
BIOS messages appear on the console.
After a delay, a menu offers a selection of boot devices (see the following example).
To boot from a physical CD/DVD or from an ISO image, select CD/DVD.
Control passes to the OS installation program on the media.
Note - If you already have an operating system besides Linux installed (for example, the Oracle Solaris OS), it will appear as a partition during the installation process. If you choose to install Oracle Linux on that partition, it will overwrite the OS. If you wish to preserve the partition, you must install Oracle Linux on a different partition.