1.2 Obtaining Oracle Linux 6 Installation Media

The Oracle Linux distribution is free to download, use and distribute.

You can download Oracle Linux installation images from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud at http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux. After installation, you can obtain Oracle Linux packages from the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Public Yum server. For more information, see Chapter 4, Post-installation Configuration.

For example, the following table shows the images that are available for Oracle Linux 6 Update 4 on x64_64.

Name

Part Number

Size

Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 for x86_64 (64 Bit)

V37084-01

3.5 GB

Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 Boot ISO image for x86_64 (64 bit)

V37088-01

197 MB

Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 UEK Boot ISO image for x86_64 (64 bit)

V37090-01

196 MB

Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 source DVD 1

V37086-01

3.1 GB

Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 source DVD 2

V37087-01

1.9 GB

V37084-01 is a full, bootable installation ISO image. You can burn this image to DVD and use it boot and install a system, you can make it available as a virtual DVD-ROM drive to boot and install a guest system under Oracle VM VirtualBox or Oracle VM, or you can copy or mount it and make its contents available over the network via HTTP or NFS. See Section 1.4, “Configuring a Network Installation Server”.

V37088-01 and V37090-01 are boot ISO images for the Red Hat Compatible Kernel and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 respectively. You can burn these images to CD or DVD and use them to boot a system and start an installation. However, to complete the installation, you must specify how to access the installation packages.

V37086-01 and V37087-01 are images of the source code for the software packages in the release.