6.3 Installation and Availability (aarch64)

The following installation and availability information applies specifically to the 64-bit Arm architecture, which is available as a developer preview release in Oracle Linux 8.

You can download the developer preview of Oracle Linux 8 for the 64-bit Arm (aarch64) platform from https://www.oracle.com/linux/downloads/linux-beta8-downloads.html.

The latest Oracle Linux 8 (aarch64) packages are available from the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server. To explore the channels that are available on ULN, log in to https://linux.oracle.com/ and view the Channels option. To view the Oracle Linux yum repositories that are available for Oracle Linux 8, visit https://yum.oracle.com/.

You can use the Oracle Linux 8 (aarch64) ISO image for a standard installation on generic 64-bit Armv8 hardware. This ISO image can be loaded from local media, such as DVD-ROM or USB flash drive, or can be used to perform a network-based, kickstart installation by using PXE. If you perform a network-based installation and you want to access the graphical interface for the installer, you must change kernel boot parameters to enable VNC by setting the inst.vnc boot option, and then set the network address at boot, to ip=eth0:dhcp, for example.