Oracle® Linux 7

Installation Guide

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September 2019

Table of Contents

1 Pre-installation Configuration
1.1 System Requirements
1.2 Obtaining and Preparing Installation Media
1.2.1 Preparing CD or DVD Installation Media
1.2.2 Preparing USB Installation Media
1.2.3 Extracting the Contents of the Full Installation ISO Image
1.3 Configuring a Network Installation Server
1.3.1 Configuring an Existing NFS Server
1.3.2 Configuring an Existing Apache HTTP Server
1.3.3 Configuring DHCP and TFTP Services to Support PXE Clients
1.3.4 Configuring Dnsmasq to Support PXE Clients
1.3.5 Boot Loader Configuration for BIOS-Based PXE Clients
1.3.6 Boot Loader Configuration for UEFI-Based PXE Clients
1.4 Planning an Installation
2 Installing Oracle Linux Manually
2.1 Starting the Installation
2.2 Setting the System Time and Supporting Other Languages
2.3 Selecting the Software to Install
2.4 Configuring System Storage and Networking
2.5 Setting the Security Policy
2.6 Completing the Installation
3 Options for Installation
3.1 Installation Boot Options
3.2 Automated Installation Using Kickstart
3.2.1 Creating a Kickstart File
3.2.2 Using a Kickstart File to Install a System
3.3 Text-Based Installations
3.4 Installing a System With a Btrfs root File System
3.5 Using a Driver Update Disk
4 Upgrading an Oracle Linux System
4.1 Conditions for Performing an In-Place Upgrade
4.2 Performing an In-Place Upgrade
5 Post-Installation Configuration
5.1 Registering with the Unbreakable Linux Network
5.2 Obtaining Errata and Updates from the Oracle Linux Yum Server
5.3 Obtaining Packages from the Oracle Linux Installation Media
5.4 Applying Updates
5.5 Managing an Oracle Linux 7 System
6 Troubleshooting Oracle Linux 7 Installations
6.1 Troubleshooting Menu Options
6.2 Debug and Log Information