Step by step Oracle Linux 8 Installation guide with screenshots


Oracle Linux 8 Installation steps are similar to Oracle Linux 7. The guide created by focusing on new Linux users. Let’s go through step by step installation guide with screenshots.

Features in Oracle Linux 8

To read about the features of Oracle Linux 8 find all information under the oracle blog.

Oracle ISO can be downloaded from edelivery website Download URL make sure to create an account with your Personal or Enterprise email ID.

Refer all RPM-based Operating system installation guides

Booting from Oracle Linux 8 DVD/ISO

Boot from the DVD/ISO file to start the installation. Choose “Install Oracle Linux 8.0.0” to start the installation.

Oracle Linux 8 Installation start Screen
Installation start screen

Installation Language Selection

Choose the language to perform the installation. The system-level language selection will apply only for the installation process. Click “Continue” to move forward.

Oracle Linux 8 Installation Language selection Screen
Installation language selection

Choosing Time Zone

The default timezone will be America\xxxx change it to your applicable timezone and click “Done“.

Oracle Linux 8 Installation Timezone Selection
Timezone Selection

You will be taken to the Installation Summary screen as shown below.

Oracle Linux 8 Installation Summary Screen

Click on anyone to start the required installation configuration.

Oracle Linux 8 Installation Summary selection
Oracle Linux 8 Installation Summary selection

Software Selection

By Clicking on “Software Selection” select the Minimal install radio button to install with a lightweight operating system with basic functionality. Click “Done” to confirm and go back to Summary screen.

Oracle Linux 8 Installation software selection
Installation software selection

Define Partitions

Again from Summary screen select the “Installation Destination” to start to configure the partition and click “Done“.

Partitioning for Oracle Linux 8 Installation
Partitioning for Oracle Linux 8 Installation

Create /boot Disk

First, create the /boot file system with a minimum of 1 GB in size.

Define boot partition for Oracle Linux 8
Define boot for Oracle Linux 8

Make sure to choose EXT4 or XFS as your /boot partition file system. The partition type can be standard, after the partitioning it will be /dev/sda1.

Boot Disk type and file system for Oracle Linux 8
Boot Disk type and file system

Remaining file System can be under logical volume. Choose the Device Type as LVM and file System as XFS.

Partition type and file system for remaining mounts during Oracle Linux 8 Installation
Partition type and file system for remaining mounts

In the next window, we will get a summary of the defined partition changes. It will prompt to confirm the changes. By clicking on “Accept Changes” the partitions will be created.

Making changes to Partition during Oracle Linux 8 Installation
Making changes to Partition

Kdump Configuration

It’s worth to gather as much possible information by configuring the memory.

Kdump configuration for Oracle Linux 8
Kdump configuration for Oracle Linux 8

Network Configuration

Click “Configure” to edit the network configurations.

Network configuration
Network configuration for Oracle Linux 8

To bring up the network on boot time and assign with an IP from DHCP check the box next to Automatically connect.

Click “Save” to exit from network configuration.

To configure static IP click on IPv4 Settings Tab and start with configuring static IP. In our setup, we are using DHCP to assign an IP.

Start Network automatically
Start Network automatically

Click the ON/OFF button in right side top corner to activate the interface. The IP information shown in snip is getting from DHCP.

Set a Hostname at the bottom and click “Apply” to set the persistent hostname.

Set a Host name
Set a Host-name

Click “Done” to exit from network configuration.

Back to Installation Summary screen

After configuring the required settings take back to Summary.

Back to Summary screen
Back to Installation Summary screen

Click “Begin Installation” to start copying files and installing the Operating System.

Set Root Password

The installer will start to copy/install package. Click “Root Password” to set the root password.

Creating root password
Creating a root password

Create the Root password, make sure to use a complex password by avoiding any dictionary password.

Set the root password
Set the root password

To exit from root password set window click on “Done“.

Create a Privileged account

Apart from the root account, we can create anyone of the normal user account with privilege (sudo) or without privilege.

Create a normal user with root privileges
Create a normal user with root privileges

Click “Done” to create the user account.

Installation in Progress

Now it’s time to wait for the installation to complete. The time for installation to complete depends on what type of Software selection you have selected in the previous step.

Installation in Progress
Installation in Progress

Reboot after Installation

It may take a few minutes to install and configure the installation. Click “Reboot” at bottom of the window to complete the Installation.

Reboot after Installing
Reboot after Installation

Eject the media or ISO, We have successfully installed with Oracle Linux 8.

After Installation

The server will hardly take 30 Seconds to 1 min to come online. Physical servers may take 4 to 10 mins to come online.

Login to root account and verify the version and run a few basic commands.

Post Installation and verification
Post Installation and verification

Without a subscription, Oracle Server can connect with public Yum repo. Bu default installation this will be in place and not required to configure. You can verify by running Yum commands. Or learn how to use new Yum with module features.

List the default enabled yum repository
List the default enabled yum repository

That’s it we have successfully completed with a basic Oracle Linux 8 Server on a Virtual machine or Physical server.


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