Oracle Enterprise Linux 8.1 Installation

In this article, We will see the step by step Oracle Enterprise Linux 8.1 Installation in Oracle Virtual Box.

To complete this configuration we need to follow below steps.

  • Download the Oracle Virtual Box software.
  • Download the Oracle Enterprise Linux 8.1 ISO image.
  • Installation of Virtual Machine
  • Installation of Oracle Enterprise Linux 8.1.

Download the Oracle Virtual Box software: –

Please use below link to download the Oracle Virtual Box software: –

Link: –


Oracle Virtual Box Download

Download the Oracle Enterprise Linux 8.1 ISO image: –

Please use below link to download the Oracle Enterprise Linux 8.1 ISO image: –

Link: –

Oracle Linux 8.1 ISO image


Installation of Virtual Machine: –

Now we have both Oracle Virtual Box and Oracle Enterprise Linux 8.1 ISO image with us to start our configuration.

Now lets start our configuration.

Step 1) Open Virtual Box and click on “New” option.

Click on New option

Step 2) Put the “Name, Operating system” as per your requirement, I am using oracle Linux so I have chosen below options.

Name and Operating system

Step 3) Give “Memory Size” as per your requirement but I would recommend to give at least 3 GB of RAM so that it would be work smoothly.

Memory Size

Step 4) Choose “Create a virtual hard disk now” option under Hard disk tab.

Harddisk as Create Virtual Hardisk Now option

Step 5) Choose “VDI (Virtual Box Disk Image)” option under Hard disk file type tab.

VDI (Virtual Box Disk Image)

Step 6) Choose “Dynamically allocated” option under storage tab. You can look at the below difference between dynamically allocated and Fixed Size.

Dynamically Allocated

Step 7) Choose the “File location” and “Size” as per your requirement.

location and size

Step 8) Now go to the “Machine settings” option to make some changes.

Machine settings

Under General tab, Shared clipboard and Drag’n Drop option should be Bidirectional.

General setting should be bidirectional

Under System tab Boot order should be like as below.

1)Hard Disk  

2) Optical 

3) Floppy 

4) Network

Boot order

Under storage option click on the Controller: IDE to select the ISO.

Storage option

And the last choose Bridged Adapter setting under Network option.

Network option

Now click on the start button for the configuration.

Installation of Oracle Enterprise Linux 8.1: –

Step 1) Choose “English” under the language tab.

language English

Step 2) Set “Time and Date” as per your region.

For me it is Asia Kolkata

Step 3) Choose “Server with GUI” under Software selection.

Step 4) Give Hostname and IP address as per your requirement.

I am giving host name as “root” and IP address as

Network Configuration

To set the IP address click on Configure tab—>IPv4 setting—>-Manual method— > set Ipaddress

 Step 5) Click on “Installation Destination” and choose “custom” option to create mount points.

Custom Storage Configuration

Step 6) Now create the mount points as per the client requirement. I am creating below mount points as per my requirement.

  • /=16GB
  • /tmp=12 GB
  • /u01= 65 GB
  • /boot= 500 MB
  • SWAP= double the size of RAM (as per our case it should be 6GB)

After creating the mount points click on the Done tab to proceed further.

mount point creation

Step 7) Now Click on the “Begin Installation” button to start the configuration.

Begin Installation

Step 8) Installation has been completed successfully; now need to reboot the server.

Need to reboot

Step 9) Now Installation has been completed. You can login to proceed further.

Installation has been completed

Hope this blog will help you!!

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How to Install Linux on Oracle Virtual Box | Karan Rajpoot

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Hi, Myself Karan Rajpoot, I am an Oracle DBA and Professional Blogger. I have created this blog to share all the useful content related to the Technology world.

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