3.2.3 About Oracle Linux Installation Media

The Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 Media Pack contains the following ISO images:

  • Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 for x86 (32 bit) or for x86_64 (64 bit)

    This ISO image contains everything needed to boot a system and install Oracle Linux.

  • Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 UEK Boot ISO image for x86 (32 bit) or for x86_64 (64 bit)

    This is the boot ISO image for the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.

  • Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 Boot ISO image for x86 (32 bit) or for x86_64 (64 bit)

    This is the boot ISO image for the Red Hat Compatible Kernel.

  • Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 Source DVD 1 and 2

    These ISO images contain the source code for the software packages in the release.

The full installation media for Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 contains three distinct repository sources for the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2, the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4, and the Red Hat Compatible Kernel.

To configure yum to use both the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 and the Red Hat Compatible Kernel repositories from the full installation ISO image, create the file /etc/yum.repos.d/Media.repo containing entries similar to the following:

[ol6_base_media]
name=Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 Base Media
baseurl=file:///media/ISOimage/Server
gpgkey=file:///media/ISOimage/RPM-GPG-KEY
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

[ol6_uek_media]
name=Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 UEK Media
baseurl=file:///media/ISOimage/UEK2
gpgkey=file:///media/ISOimage/RPM-GPG-KEY
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

To configure yum to use both the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 (x86-64 systems only) and the Red Hat Compatible Kernel repositories from the full installation ISO image, create the file /etc/yum.repos.d/Media.repo containing entries similar to the following:

[ol6_base_media]
name=Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 Base Media
baseurl=file:///media/ISOimage/Server
gpgkey=file:///media/ISOimage/RPM-GPG-KEY
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

[ol6_uekr4_media]
name=Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 UEK Media
baseurl=file:///media/ISOimage/UEK4
gpgkey=file:///media/ISOimage/RPM-GPG-KEY
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

Adjust the value of the baseurl and gpgkey parameters to match the mount point of the ISO image on your system. If you do not require one of the repositories, set the value of the corresponding enabled parameter to 0.