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Oracle Linux 8 (OL8) Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Oracle Linux 8 (OL8).

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Basic Installation

  1. Boot from the DVD or ISO image. Use the up arrow to pick the "Install Oracle Linux 8.0" option and hit the return key.


  2. Select the appropriate language and click the "Continue" button.


    Click the "I want to proceed." button on the pre-release software warning screen.

  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 "Custom" option, click the "Done" button and work through the partitioning screens.

  5. If you want anything other than a minimal installation click on the "Software Selection" link and pick the options you require. Once you have completed your selection, click the "Done" button. If you need any other alterations, click the relevant link and fill in the desired details. Once you have completed your alterations to the default configuration, click the "Begin Installation" button.

    Installation Summary

  6. Click the "Root Password" link.


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

    Root Password

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


  9. If you've done a minimal installation, after the reboot you will be presented with the login screen. Login using the username "root" and the password you specified earlier.


  10. We did a minimal installation, but if you want a GUI desktop, log in and issue the following commands from the console to install the desktop packages and reboot.

    # dnf update -y
    # dnf groupinstall -y "GNOME"
    # dnf install -y gdm
    # systemctl enable gdm 
    # systemctl set-default graphical.target
    # reboot

Network Configuration



You can configure it later if you wish.


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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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