4.2.1 Alternate installation options

When performing a text based installation, the installer detects the video controller and offers a graphical installation on the system video console by default. The boot menu may not offer options to perform text-based or VNC-based installation.

To perform a text-based installation you must specify the inst.text option on the boot command line. If you intend to perform a remote graphical installation over VNC, you must use the inst.vnc option, but you must also specify boot options to configure the network. Typically ip=dhcp is used for this purpose.

For more information on boot options, see Oracle® Linux 7: Installation Guide. (Bug ID 27581120)