Install Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.2 on VMware server 2.0

This is part II of series Installing Oracle Database (10g/11g) on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.2 using Vmware Server 2.0. For part I – Download VMware, Oracle Enterprise Linux and creating Virtual Machine on Windows  Click Here

In last post we started Virtual Machine using Green Arrow button, once Virtual Machine (Linux) is Up start console by clicking on Console -> Open in New Window

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Now start Oracle Enterprise Linux Installation (select default values) with following exception 

Press Enter to start Installation in GUI mode

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Skip testing the CD Media

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Click Yes when prompted Would you like to initialize this drive, erasing ALL Data

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Enter Root account (root user is administrator/superuser in Unix/Linux) password

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Select all Packages and select Customize now (We want to select as many packages possible during install time)

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Ensure that all packages are selected related to Development

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When system prompts to insert Enterprise Linux disc 2, We need to change iso file to second iso image

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 reboot your Oracle Enterprise Linux.

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Download Oracle Database Software

a) Download Oracle Database 11g for X86-32 bit Linux 
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b) Download Oracle Database 10g for X86-32 bit Linux
from here 

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Transfer 10g/11g Database software (zip files) from Windows (Host O.S.) to Oracle Linux (Guest O.S.) 


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First Identify IP address of Oracle Linux machine created above
Login as root and type  ifconfig (note IP address with eth0 card)

2. From windows command prompt ensure that you can ping IP address of Linux Machine (Guest O.S. Installed above)

ping [IP_of_linux]

If you can’t ping to Linux machine ensure that network card on Guest O.S. (Oracle Linux) is of type NAT

3. Use tool like ssh from here and transfer file as show below

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Installation of Oracle 10g/11g Database on Oracle Enterprise Linux using VMware coming soon …

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10 comments
MM says February 2, 2009

Hello Atul.

I have a new Laptop and trying to ping the Guest OS from the Main OS which is Windows Vista.I am unable to ping this machine even though i have given the type as NAT.U see any reason..And yes when i “try bridged network and start the Virtual Machine it gives me an error as eth0 may be down on ur machine and ur machine may not be able to communicate to other machines on the network”..DO u feel network drivers need to be installed?

Rgs
MM

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Atul Kumar says February 2, 2009

MM, Is your laptop connected to any router ? (If not try connecting to router) also try putting vista & guest O.S. on DHCP.

What is IP of vista & IP of linux guest o.s. ?

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mm says February 4, 2009

Hello Atul

Some progress..Now i am able to ping the Guest OS from Host OS(Windows Vista) but i m not able to ping Host OS from Guest OS.

This is ipconfig of Host OS
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Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::913:b3db:2b2b:2c6e%32
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.44.110
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d0f6:27bc:8491:7900%21
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.100.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b068:6087:1d7:d5a2%23
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.159.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

This is ifconfig of GUest OS

192.168.159.128

When i ping the above from Host OS

C:\>PING 192.168.159.128

Pinging 192.168.159.128 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.159.128: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.159.128: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.159.128: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.159.128: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for 192.168.159.128:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

But the other way from Guest to Host does not work…Please help me resolve this

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Atul Kumar says February 5, 2009

MM,
What you did to fix you connection from Host O.S. (windows) to Guest O.S. (Linux) ?

any reason for connecting from Guest O.S. to Host O.S. ?

If you can connect from host O.S. to guest O.S. they transfer oracle files via ssh or scp (or start ftp on linux and ftp files from windows to linux)

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Narendra says February 7, 2009

Hello Atul,

I did manage to install OEL as guest OS in VMware. However, I am not able to increase OEL screen resolution beyond 800×600. Do you have any idea as to what might be the reason ?
Also, I am able to ping Guest OS from Host (Windows Vista). But when I try to FTP (from Host) to guest, using its IP address, it says “Connection Refused”. Can you help me in establishing FTP access to Guest OS ?
I was planning to use FTP to transfer Oracle files to guest OS for installation.

Thanks

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Focuscoredba says February 7, 2009

Hi Narender,

You can use Winscp to transfer file from host os to guest os. Winscp uses ssh. Make sure the guest os ip is in the host os etc/hosts file (in windows, the location is C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts)

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auswipe says February 24, 2009

I am trying to play around with Oracle Enterprise Linux under a VMWare Server 2.0 machine and I can install it just fine but when the system reboots after installation it hangs at “Starting udev:”

Under VirtualBox it doesn’t hang.

*shrug*

Any idea why it might be hanging at the udev detection?

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wlnx says May 8, 2009

does anybody know how to increase display resolution of Oracle Linux on VMware workstation, it is too tiny. I have VMware tools intalled, manually changed xorg.conf… none of them worked.

appreciate any suggestion.

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bstains says September 24, 2009

For the first step above (clicking on Console -> Open in New Window), I didn’t have that option available on the menu. I needed to install a plugin for my browser.

To do that, I clicked on the virtual machine in the inventory window (left window), and then the console tab (right window). On that console page was a link to install the plugin.

The link launched a VMWare installer for the plugin, but note that it didn’t work in my Chrome window. I switched to IE and installed the plugin in that browser before I could proceed.

Hope that helps someone!

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Atul Kumar says September 24, 2009

@ Bstains , Thanks a lot for that useful tip.

Atul

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