Oracle Linux 8 (OL8) Installation
This article was written using the Oracle Linux 8 beta. It will be revised once the final release becomes available.
This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Oracle Linux 8 (OL8).
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.
Select the appropriate language and click the "Continue" button.
Click the "I want to proceed." button on the pre-release software warning screen.
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.
Click the "Installation Destination" link.
If you are happy to use automatic partitioning of the whole disk, click the "Done" button to return to the previous screen.
If you want to modify the partitioning configuration, check the "Custom" option, click the "Done" button and work through the partitioning screens.
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.
Click the "Root Password" link.
Enter the root password and click the "Done" button.
Wait for the installation to complete. When prompted, click the "Reboot" button.
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.
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
If you are using DHCP to configure your network settings, then ignore the following network configuration screens, otherwise click the network icon on the top bar and click the "Wired Connected > Wired Settings" link. You are then presented with the "Settings" screen. Flick the switch to "ON" and click the cog icon next to the network of choice.
Click the IPv4 option, select the "Manual" method and enter the appropriate IP address and subnet mask, default gateway and primary DNS, then click the "Apply" button.
- Close the "Network" dialog.
If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, it is easier if Secure Linux (SELinux) is disabled or switched to permissive. To do this edit the "/etc/selinux/config" file, making sure the SELINUX flag is set as follows.
If SELinux is configured after installation, the server will need a reboot for the change to take effect.
If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, it is easier if the firewall is disabled. This can be done by issuing the following commands from a terminal window as the "root" user.
# systemctl stop firewalld # systemctl disable firewalld
You can install and configure it later if you wish.
Make sure the SSH daemon is started using the following commands.
# systemctl start sshd.service # systemctl enable sshd.service
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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...