Chapter 5 Installation and Availability

Note

For Oracle Linux 8, the 64-bit Arm (aarch64) platform is a developer preview release only. See Chapter 6, Release-Specific Information for Oracle Linux 8 (aarch64).

You can download a full Oracle Linux 8 installation media image for the x86_64 platform from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud at https://edelivery.oracle.com/. A smaller boot ISO is also available to perform a network based installation.

You can also install a full Oracle Linux 8 media image for the x86_64 platform on a compute instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. To access the image, you must first obtain an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure account. For more information, visit https://cloud.oracle.com/infrastructure/compute.

The latest Oracle Linux 8 packages are available on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server.

To obtain the latest Oracle Linux 8 packages from ULN and install additional software for Oracle Linux 8, subscribe to the different channels on ULN. To explore the channels that are available on ULN, log in to https://linux.oracle.com and then view the Channels option.

To install additional software for Oracle Linux 8 from the Oracle Linux yum server, enable the required repositories within your yum configuration. To view the Oracle Linux yum repositories that are available for Oracle Linux 8, visit https://yum.oracle.com/.

Note

The Oracle Linux yum server does not provide equivalent repositories for some of the channels that are available on ULN. These channels provide non-open source packages.