5.1 Installing the ISO

The process to install Oracle Linux 7 Update 7 (aarch64) does not differ substantially from the installation process on the x86_64 platform. The same instructions and information that are provided in Oracle® Linux 7: Installation Guide also apply to the aarch64 platform.

The recommended installation process is as follows:

  1. Obtain the ISO image from the Oracle Technology Network (https://www.oracle.com/linux/products.html)

  2. Configure a network installation server to perform the installation. See Oracle® Linux 7: Installation Guide for more information.

  3. Create a kickstart file to automate your installation. See Oracle® Linux 7: Installation Guide for more information on the contents of this file and how to use it when booting the installer.

  4. Connect your target Arm hardware to the network and configure the firmware to boot from the network or by performing a PXE boot. Refer to your hardware documentation for instructions.

  5. Boot the target hardware and wait for the installation to complete.

The following exceptions and additional information might be required to complete the installation:

Graphical network-based installation

If you are performing a manual installation over the network and intend to use the remote graphical installer over VNC by setting the inst.vnc boot option, you must also set boot options to configure the network. Otherwise, the graphical installer fails to load and the installation reverts to text mode.

To ensure that the VNC server starts at boot, append the appropriate ip option to your kernel boot command. Typically, for a DHCP configuration, this may look similar to the following: ip=eth0:dhcp.

Software Selection Groups

Note that the available Software Selection Groups in the installer may differ slightly from the groups that are available in the x86_64 installer.

Software Sources

Note that unlike the x86_64 installer, there are no alternate Software Source repositories provided on this ISO.