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Oracle® Servers X7-2 and X7-2L Operating Systems Installation Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Install Oracle Linux 7.3 OS Using Local or Remote Media

This procedure describes how to install the Oracle Linux OS 7.3 from local or remote media. The procedure assumes that you are booting the Oracle Linux installation media from one of the following sources:

  • Oracle Linux OS 7.3 DVD set (internal or external DVD)

  • Oracle Linux OS 7.3 ISO DVD image (network repository)

If you are booting the installation media from a PXE environment, see Installing an Operating System Using PXE Network Boot for instructions.

  1. Access the host console.

    For instructions, see Selecting the Console Display.

  2. Ensure that the installation media is available to boot.

    For instructions, see Selecting the Boot Media Option.

  3. Reset or power on the server.

    For details, see Resetting or Powering on the Server.

    The server begins the boot process and the BIOS screen appears.

    Note -  The next event occurs very quickly; therefore, be ready to press F8 to display the BBS Popup. Watch carefully for messages as they appear on the screen for a brief time. You can enlarge the size of your screen to eliminate scroll bars.
  4. On the BIOS screen, press F8 to specify a temporary boot device for the Linux OS installation.
  5. On the Please Select Boot Device menu, select the option according to the Linux OS media installation method, and press Enter.

    For example, if you used the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application delivery method, select [UEFI]USB:VIRTUAL:Remote Iso CDROM2.05.

  6. On the Booting Oracle Linux Server boot screen, press Enter or allow the screen to time out.
  7. On the Disc Found screen, if this is the first time that you are doing an install from this media, consider selecting OK to test the media; otherwise, select Skip and press Enter.
  8. On the Oracle Linux 7 splash screen, proceed with Oracle Linux 7.3 installation instructions, which are located at the Oracle Linux 7.3 Product Documentation Library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E52668_01/index.html.

    Note -  Oracle Linux 7 contains new features and functionality that produces behavior and results that vary from Oracle Linux 6. Please proceed carefully with your installation.

    When the installation is complete, the server reboots and the BIOS screen appears.

  9. Press F2 to access the BIOS Setup Utility so that you can set the server to boot from the operating system you just installed.

    The BIOS Setup Utility screen appears with the Boot Menu selected.

  10. Verify that the correct first option appears in the UEFI Boot Option Priority field.
  11. Press F10 to exit the BIOS Setup Utility.
  12. Wait while the reboot continues.

    The Oracle Unbreakable Kernel Release 4 for Linux is the default kernel.

  13. On the kernel screen, if you do not want to change the default kernel, proceed to Step 16; otherwise, proceed to Step 14.
  14. (Optional) If you are installing Oracle Linux 7.3 and you want to switch to the Red Hat compatible kernel, do the following.
    1. Press any character key.
    2. On the GNU GRUB menu, for the Red Hat compatible kernel, select the second menu option, and press Enter.
  15. Perform Steps 15 through 19 in the task, Install Oracle Linux 6.9 OS Using Local or Remote Media.

    Note -  In Step 21, in the task, Install Oracle Linux 6.9 OS Using Local or Remote Media, confirm that the UEK entry appears in: /etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-ol7.repo.
  16. After completing the Oracle Linux installation and rebooting the server with the Linux kernel, proceed to Post Installation Tasks for Oracle Linux OS.