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Old 02-02-2013, 09:18 AM   #1
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Problem with installation with Oracle linux

I want to install Oracle Virtual Linux in my main machine which runs Debian.
1)After selecting the iso image file in the VirtualBox-OSE system> Devices > I386-boot.iso then it shows a Welcome screen to Oracle linux. Until here, it all seems ok.
2)Then, I click in "Skip the media test" > Select the Language > Select the Keyboard.
3)Later it comes the installation method screen to choose.
a) Local CD/DVD
b) Hard drive. I choose this option
c) NFS directory
d) URL
4) After choosing Hard drive, a message shows up: You don't seem to have any hard drives on your system! would you like to configure additional devices? Yes or Back? I click Yes then following message shows up:
You have multiple devices which serves as sources for a driver disk. Which one would you like to use? sr0 ou sda?
5)when choosing sr0 the following message appear:
Insert your driver disk into /dev/sr0 and press "ok" to continue. After inserting the CD, the following error message appears: Driver disk is invalid for this release of Oracle Linux Server
5)When choosing sda method the following message shows: Insert your driver disk into /dev/sda and press "ok" to continue. Afternoon perform this action, The following error message shows: Failed to mount driver disk. I do not know how to get out from here.

Any help?
Old 02-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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What type of hard disk emulation are you using in virtualbox, doesnt it give you the option between IDE/SCSI etc? Easiest option would be to change it. You can always figure out what driver you need later, build it into your ramdisk and then enable it in virtualbox.
Old 02-18-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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I am having the exact same problem. Not sure what to do or where to go. I've cancelled and tried different options from the start with regards to VDI... etc. Would be really handy to get this working. Also tried it with windows virtual PC but that doesn't work at all.
Also, if I try to boot from CD I get an error saying "FATAL: no bootable medium found! system halted"

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Old 11-26-2014, 10:11 AM   #4
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Any updates please

Hi guys,
Did anyone get an answer to this issue?
I'm in a similar boat - trying to install Oracle Linux 6 in Virtual Box running on Windows 7 - and hitting what mgruzz describes in detail.

N.B. I'm a newbie to both Linux and VirtualBox (although not to I.T.), so please feel free to make any suggestions of things I may have missed/not be aware of.

Thanks in advance,
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Hello and welcome to LQ. Might have been more clear to make a new post on this. Matter of fact, how about you create a new post on your question? It shouldn't say sda by the way. Generally you'd have to unmount in VM a resource and mount new driver resource to VM if the position is critical. Oracle should install to a vm without any issue. They may still offer pre-made VM's at oracle too.


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