Install Oracle Linux 8 (OEL8)

This article presents how to install Oracle Enterprise Linux 8.

I assume you have already downloaded Oracle Enterprise Linux 8 64 bit(about 4 G) and you know how to use VirtualBox 64 bit(100M). Create virtual machine with default settings for Oracle Linux 64 bit. You can set 4GB for future Oracle database software installation and 64G for disk. Rest of options you can keep default.

1. Boot from dvd or iso file. Select first option “Install Oracle Linux 8” and press “enter” key.

2. Select your language and clink “Continue” button.

3. You should see “INSTALLATION SUMMARY” screen. Here you can change many options for your host like:

  • “Keyboard”
  • “Installation Source”
  • “Installation Destination” – I’m doing it in step 3c
  • “Language Support”
  • “Software Selection” – I’m doing it in step 3a
  • “KDUMP”
  • “Time & Date” – I’m doing it in step 3d
  • “Network & Host Name” – I’m doing it in step 3b

3a. On “SOFTWARE SELECTION” screen select “Server with GUI” for your “Base Environment”. Then select extra software you want to install by selecting it in “Add-Ons for Selected Environment”.

Feel free to select extra options if you need it I just added “Development Tools”. You can always install extra things later. When you are ready click “Done” button.

3b. On “NETWORK & HOST NAME” screen enter Host Name in my case it’s “” set “ON” switch for Ethernet card then click “Configure” button to set details for network card.

In first tab check checkbox “Automatically connect to this network when it is available” to activate this network card automatically after reboot.

On tab “IPv4 Settings” and “IPv6 Settings” you can assign static ip address for your network card. I just use default “Automatic (DHCP)”. When you are ready click “Save..” button to save your configuration then click “Done” button.

3c. On “INSTALLATION DESTINATION” screen select your disk to install Oracle. You can change partitioning here. When you are happy click “Done”. 

3d. On “TIME & DATE” screen select your Region, City, Network Time synchronization. When you are happy click “Done”.

4. Just click “Begin installation” button.

5. Installation should start.

on the screen click:

  • “User Creation” – to add new user creation. The user is used to logon to GUI.
  • “Root Password” – to set root password

5a. On “CREATE USER” screen enter user name, password and check checkbox “Make this user administrator”. Click “Done” button when you are ready.

5b. On “ROOT PASSWORD” set password for root user. Click “Done” button when ready.

6. You are back on “CONFIGURATION” screen. When installation is completed just click “Reboot” to restart machine.

7. After first reboot you should see following screen. Accept “License agreement” then click “FINISH CONFIGURATION” button.

7. Login to “Oracle Linux 8″ click on your username in my case “tomasz”. Enter password and click “Sign-in” button.

8. Choose your language preferences and click “Next” button.

9. Select your keyboard preferences. Click “Next” button to continue.

10. Set “Privacy” regarding location. Click “Next” button to continue.

11. On the screen you can add your cloud accounts by clicking “Add Account” like google, facebook etc. I just click “Skip” button.

12. Just click “Start using Oracle Linux Everything″ button.

13. You should see introduction movies about Gnome and Gnome help.

14. Main screen.

Have a fun 🙂


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