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Oracle Linux 9 (OL9) Installation

This is a developer preview release of Oracle Linux 9. This article will be updated once OL9 is generally available.

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Oracle Linux 9 (OL9).

Basic Installation

  1. Boot ISO image. Use the up arrow to pick the "Install Oracle Linux 9.0.0" option and hit the return key.

    Boot

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

    Language

  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. Click the "Root Password" link.

    Installation Summary

  6. Enter the root password and confirmation, then click the "Done" button to return to the previous screen.

    Root Password

  7. Click the "User Creation" link. You might have to scroll down to see this.

    Installation Summary

  8. Enter the user details, and remember to check the "Make this user administrator" checkbox. When you are finished, click the "Done" button.

    User Creation

  9. 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

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

    Installation Progress

  11. We did a "Server with GUI" installation, so we get the default GUI login screen. Login with the user you created earlier by clicking on the username.

    Login

  12. Enter the password and hit the return key.

    Login Password

  13. We are presented with the main screen.

    Main Screen

  14. If we had done a minimal installation, but later decide we wanted a GUI desktop, we would log in and issue the following commands from the console to install the desktop packages and reboot.

    # dnf groupinstall -y "Server with GUI" --skip-broken
    # systemctl set-default graphical.target
    # dnf update -y
    # reboot

Network Configuration

SELinux

Firewall

You can configure it later if you wish.

SSH

For more information see:

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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