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Oracle Linux 7 (OL7) Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Oracle Linux 7 (OL7).

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Basic Installation

  1. Boot from the DVD. Use the up arrow to pick the "Install Oracle Linux 7.0" option and hit the return key.


  2. Select the appropriate language and select the "Set keyboard to default layout for selected language" option, then click the "Continue" button.


  3. You are presented with the "Installation Summary" screen. You must complete any marked items before you can continue with the installation. Depending on your requirements, you may also want to alter the default settings by clicking on the relevant links.

    Installation Summary

    Click the "Installation Destination" link.

  4. If you are happy to use automatic partitioning of the whole disk, click the "Done" button to return to the previous screen.

    Installation Destination

    If you want to modify the partitioning configuration, check the "I will configure partitioning" option, click the "Done" button and work through the partitioning screens.

  5. It would be advisable to click on the "Software Selection" link and pick the following options if you want a GUI console.

    • Base Environment > Server with GUI
    • Add-Ons for Selected Environment > Compatibility Libraries
    • Add-Ons for Selected Environment > Development Tools

    Once you have completed your selections, click the "Done" button.

    Software Selection

  6. Once you have completed your alterations to the default configuration, click the "Begin Installation" button.

    Installation Summary

  7. Click the "Root Password" link.


  8. Enter the root password and click the "Done" button.

    Root Password

    Click the "User Creation" link.

  9. Enter the user details and select the "Make this user administrator" option, then click the "Done" button.

    Create User

  10. Wait for the installation to complete. When prompted, click the "Reboot" button.


  11. Click the "License Information" link. Check the "I accept the license agreement" checkbox and click the "Done" button. When you return to the previous screen, click the "Finish Configuration" button.

    Initial Setup

  12. Decide if you want to use Kdump and click the "Forward" button.


  13. Decide if you want to set up software updates and click the "Forward" button. If you chose not to register with ULN, you will need to confirm you decision also.

    Set Up Software Updates

  14. Click the "Forward" button.

    Finish Updates Setup

  15. On the sign-in screen, click on the user you want to log in as.

    Log In

  16. Enter the password and click the "Sign In" button.

    Sign In

  17. Accept the language by clicking the "Next" button.


  18. Accept the input sources by clicking the "Next" button.

    Input Sources

  19. Connect to existing data in the cloud, or just click the "Next" button.

    Online Accounts

  20. Click the "Start using Oracle Linux Server" button.

    Thank You

  21. You are now presented with the console screen.


Network Configuration

Customizing Software



You can configure it later if you wish.


For more information see:

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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