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Oracle® Linux 6

Installation Guide

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March 2021

Table of Contents

1 Pre-installation Configuration
1.1 System Requirements
1.2 Obtaining Oracle Linux 6 Installation Media
1.3 Planning the Installation
1.4 Configuring a Network Installation Server
1.4.1 Setting up a New NFS Server
1.4.2 Configuring an Existing NFS Server
1.4.3 Setting up a New HTTP Server
1.4.4 Configuring an Existing HTTP Server
1.4.5 Setting up a Network Installation Server
1.4.6 Modifying a Full DVD Image to Support Btrfs root File System Installation
1.4.7 Configuring DHCP and TFTP Services to Support PXE Clients
1.4.8 Configuring Dnsmasq to Support PXE Clients
1.4.9 About Boot-Loader Configuration Files
1.4.10 Configuring DHCP to Support iPXE Clients
1.5 Writing a Boot ISO Image to CD or DVD
1.6 Customizing an Installation Boot Image
1.7 Creating a Bootable USB Memory Stick
2 Installing Oracle Linux Manually
2.1 Installation Overview
2.1.1 Starting the Installation
2.1.2 Continuing the Installation
2.1.3 Configuring Disk Partitions
2.1.4 Selecting Software Packages
2.1.5 Performing FirstBoot Configuration Tasks
2.2 Installation Boot Options
2.3 Installation Logs
2.4 Installing a System with a Btrfs root File System
2.4.1 Installing a Btrfs root File System
2.5 Using a Driver Update Disk
3 Installing Oracle Linux by Using Kickstart
3.1 Creating a Kickstart File
3.1.1 Installation Options Section
3.1.2 Packages Section
3.1.3 Pre-installation Configuration Section
3.1.4 Post-installation Configuration Section
3.2 Using a Kickstart File to Install a System
4 Post-installation Configuration
4.1 Registering with the Unbreakable Linux Network
4.2 Obtaining Errata and Updates from the Oracle Linux Yum Server
4.3 Obtaining Packages from the Oracle Linux Installation Media
4.4 Applying Updates
4.5 Installing the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
4.6 Upgrading the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel
4.7 Configuring the System Firewall
4.8 Changing the SELinux Mode