Downloading the software
It is available from the Oracle web site:
For a default installation I needed only the first two discs.
Installation on VMWare
For the installation you can either burn cd’s from the iso or you can mount the iso in VMWare. I tried mounting it in VMWare.
In the Virtual Machine Settings… view, select CD-Rom. Use ISO image and browse to the downloaded iso.
When I started installing Oracle Linux on VMWare I got the following Linux Warning:
'No hard drives have been found.'
And indeed Linux could not find the harddisk.
Include the following line in your VMware config file \your project.vmx>:
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
When starting your VMWare session confirm the question 'Change the adapter?' with yes.
Now finally we are getting somewhere. But then the questions pops up: 'Insert next disk'.
Ok I found out that’s pretty simple. Just go to the Virtual Machine settings hit CD-Rom and browse at Use ISO image to the next image on your harddisk. Now the installation can continue,….. and finish successfully!
More usefull information and common issues like: 'Cannot activate Ethernet devices' when copying the VMWare set to another computer.
can be found in:
Install Oracle RAC 10g on Oracle Enterprise Linux Using VMWare Server