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Oracle® Server X6-2 Installation Guide for Linux Operating Systems

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Updated: January 2017
 
 

Install Oracle Linux 7.2 OS Using Local or Remote Media

This procedure describes how to install the Oracle Linux OS 7.2 from local or remote media. The procedure assumes that you are booting the Oracle Linux installation media from one of the following sources:

  • Oracle Linux OS 7.2 DVD set (internal or external DVD)

  • Oracle Linux OS 7.2 ISO DVD image (network repository)

If you are booting the installation media from a PXE environment, see Install Oracle Linux 6.7 and 7.2 OS Using PXE Network Boot for instructions.

  1. Ensure that the installation media is available to boot.
    • For Distribution DVD, insert the Oracle Linux 7.2 OS distribution media boot disc (DVD) into the local or remote DVD drive.

    • For ISO image, ensure that the Oracle Linux OS 7.2 ISO image is available and that the ISO image has been mounted in the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application using the KVMS menu.

    For additional information about how to set up the installation media, see Selecting the Boot Media Option.

  2. Reset or power on the server.

    For example, to reset the server, do one of the following:

    • From the local server, press the Power button on the front panel of the server (for approximately 1 second) to power off the server, then press the Power button again to power on the server.

    • From the Oracle ILOM web interface, click Host Management → Power Control, select Reset from the Select Action list box, then click Save.

    • From the Oracle ILOM CLI, type: reset /System

    The server begins the boot process and the BIOS screen appears.


    Note -  The next event occurs very quickly; therefore, be ready to press the F8 key. Watch carefully for 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.
  3. In the BIOS screen, press the F8 key to specify a temporary boot device for the Linux OS installation.

    [Boot Pop Up Menu Selected] appears at the bottom of the BIOS screen, and then the Please Select Boot Device menu appears. The screen that appears differs depending on whether you have the UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode configured for Legacy BIOS or UEFI.


    Note -  The Please Select Boot Device menu that appears in your installation might differ depending on the type of disk controller and other hardware, such as PCIe network cards, installed in your server.
  4. In the Please Select Boot Device menu, select the menu item according to the Linux OS media installation method and the BIOS mode you elected to use, then press Enter.

    For example:

    • If you used the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application delivery method in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, select USB:VIRTUAL:Remote Iso CDROM2.04 from the Legacy BIOS screen.
    • If you used the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application delivery method in UEFI Boot Mode, select [UEFI]USB:VIRTUAL:Remote Iso CDROM2.05 from the UEFI screen.
  5. The next screen displayed by the installation program depends on whether you selected the Legacy BIOS Boot Mode or the UEFI Boot Mode.
    • If you selected Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, the Welcome to Oracle Linux Server boot screen appears.

    • If you selected UEFI Boot Mode, the Booting Oracle Linux Server boot screen appears.

  6. For the purposes of this installation, do one of the following:
    • If you elected to do the installation in the Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, accept the default and press Enter.

    • If you elected to do the installation in the UEFI Boot Mode, press Enter or allow the screen to timeout.

    The Disc Found screen appears. From this screen, you can choose whether to test the media before doing the install.

  7. If this is the first time that you are doing an install from this media, consider selecting OK to test the media; otherwise, select Skip and press Enter.

    The Oracle Linux 7 splash screen appears.

  8. Proceed with Oracle Linux 7.2 installation instructions, which are located at the Oracle Linux 7.2 Product Documentation Library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/index.html.

    Note -  Oracle Linux 7 contains new features and functionality that produces behavior and results that vary from Oracle Linux 6. Please proceed carefully with your installation.

    When the installation is complete, the server reboots and the BIOS screen appears.

  9. To access the BIOS Setup Utility so that you can set the server to boot from the operating system you just installed, press the F2 key.

    The BIOS Setup Utility screen appears with the Boot Menu selected. The BIOS screen displayed and the actions required to proceed with installation depend on the UEFI/BIOS Boot Mode you selected for installing the OS.

    • If you installed the OS in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, proceed to Step 10.

    • If you installed the OS in UEFI Boot Mode, proceed to Step 11.

  10. If you installed the OS in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, perform these steps and then proceed to Step 12.
    1. In the BIOS Setup Utility screen shown below, use the down arrow key to select [USB:VIRTUAL:Remote Iso CDROM2.05] under the Legacy Boot Option Priority field, and press Enter.
      image:Graphic showing the BIOS Boot Menu screen in Legacy                                         BIOS Boot Mode.

      Note -  The BIOS Boot screen that appears for your installation might differ depending on the type of disk controller and other hardware, such as PCIe network cards, installed in your server.

      The Boot Option #1 dialog appears.

    2. Select [SAS:PCIE6:E02SOC-2F0247C9 HITACHI H101860SFSUN600A606], and press Enter.

      [SAS:PCIE6:E02SOC-2F0247C9 HITACHI H101860SFSUN600A606] moves to the top position.

    3. Press the F10 key to save the change and exit the BIOS Setup Utility, then proceed to Step 12.
  11. If you installed the OS in UEFI Boot Mode, perform these steps:
    1. In the BIOS Setup Utility screen, verify that the correct first option appears in the UEFI Boot Option Priority field.

      Note -  The BIOS Boot screen that appears for your installation might differ depending on the type of disk controller and other hardware, such as PCIe network cards, installed in your server.
    2. Press the F10 key to exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
  12. Wait while the reboot continues.

    The following kernel screens appears.

    Press any key to enter the menu
    Booting Oracle Linux Server Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (3.8.13-98.7.1.el6uek.x86_64) in 2 seconds...
    

    The Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 for Linux is the default kernel.

  13. If you do not want to change the default kernel, proceed to Step 15; otherwise, proceed to Step 14.
  14. (Optional) If you are installing Oracle Linux 7.2 and you want to switch to the Red Hat compatible kernel, do the following.
    1. Press any character key.

      The GNU GRUB screen appears.


      image:Graphic showing the GNU GRUB screen.
    2. For the Red Hat compatible kernel, select the second menu option, then press Enter.
  15. After completing the Oracle Linux installation and rebooting the server with the desired Linux kernel, proceed to Post Installation Tasks for Oracle Linux 6.7 or 7.2 OS.