How to Install Oracle Linux 9.1 with Screenshot: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

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Oracle Linux 9 is the latest version offered by Oracle for the enterprise-grade. It is designed to provide a reliable, scalable, and secure operating system for businesses of all sizes. Oracle Linux 9 has some enhanced optimized features of RHEL like stability and performance.

How to install Oracle Linux

How to Install Oracle Linux9.1?

Why Chose Oracle Linux?

It is specifically designed run Oracle software and hardware workloads. This makes Oracle Linux 9 an ideal choice for organizations that rely heavily on Oracle solutions. One of the key features of Oracle Linux 9 is its compatibility with the Oracle all software. Some additional features are mentioned below.

Following are the important feature related system

  • System Stability and Performance:
  • Security and Reliability:
  • Compatibility and Interoperability:
  • Support and Troubleshooting

Following Features are mentioned for User prospective.

  1. User-Friendly Interface:
  2. Extensive Documentation and Support:
  3. Oracle Ecosystem Integration:
  4. Community and Learning Opportunities
  5. Cost-Effective Solution

1- Preparing to Install Oracle Linux 9.1:

1- System Requirements

Verify that your system fulfills the following minimum requirements. In general, having more resources in the system improves a system’s performance.

  • Minimum of 4 vCPUs.
  • 8 GB of memory minimum
  • At least 10 GB of disk space (20 GB is the recommended minimum).
  • On UEFI systems, ensure that the target disk uses GPT (GUID Partition Table), as some UEFI firmwares do not support UEFI/MBR boot.

2- Download Oracle Linux Installation ISO Image

The available installation images for Oracle Linux 9 include Full ISO of Oracle Linux for typical on-premise installations for virtual hyper-vision.

Click on the link to Download ISO image for installation.

Then link will redirect to the page of images list. Select required version to download.

Here, there is no need to create a bootable disk. we are using Virtual machine over VMWare ESXI to install Oracle Linux 9.

3- Install Oracle Linux 9

After preparing your Virtual Machine, power it on to start installation process. There are two modes are available to manually install Oracle Linux.

  • Graphics mode: where a graphical user interface guides you through the installation process. Selecting either the first or the second option in the menu starts the installation in graphic mode by default.
  • Text mode: which has limited options for installing the operating system.
  • To use this mode, you must first configure the boot process further by following these steps
  • From the boot menu, press Tab to access the boot line options.
  • At the end of this line, add inst.text.
  • Continue booting.
  • At the end of the boot process, the text-based installation menu is displayed.

Installing Oracle Linux 9 in Graphics Mode

The graphics mode consists of installation instructions in a series of graphical screens step by step where you click representative icons and buttons to proceed the installation process.

2.1- Boot from Oracle Linux 9 Installation Media

To start the installation process, boot from your Oracle Linux 9 installation media. You will get the following screen: Use the up arrow key to pick the “Install Oracle Linux 9.1.0” option and hit “Enter.

2.2-Welcome Screen:

The Welcome Screen is the first screen to appear once the system has finished booting. Here you should select a proffered language for Oracle Linux 9.1.0 installation, so choose the appropriate one for your setup.

2.3-Installation Summary

The Installation Summary screen appears after you have selected the installation language. It functions as the home or main screen. We will leave the following unchanged because they meet our requirements:

  • Keyboard: English (US)
  • Language Support: English (United States)
  • Time & Date: America/New York timezone
  • Installation Source: Local media
  • KDUMP: Kdump is enabled

we will do the following changes to configure system as per our requirement.

  • Installation Destination
  • Software Selection
  • Network and Host Name.
  • User Settings (Root Password, User Creation)

Installation Destination

For Our Installation scenario, we will use custom storage partitioning. Here we do the disk partitioning configuration installing Oracle database. for that oracle database require swap and home partition to reside the files. just need to insure that boot partition should formatted with EFI file system.

How to Set Partition size for oracle installation?

1- Create /boot Disk

First, create the /boot file system with a minimum of 1 GB in size. but here we will allocate 2GB of total disk size.

2- Create Swap disk

Press + button to add mount point /swap of 25GB

3- Create /tmp disk

Now, we will create /tmp mount point of 20 GB.

4- Create /root disk

At last, the space available will allocate to / mount point like 652 GB.

Once the partitions completed, here list all disk partitions will show like below image and select default installation partition.

Once the partition configuration done click “Done” button to see next screen.

on Next screen you see the summary changes which configured for required disk partition. if you agree with all changes then click “Accept Changes” button to go through next screen. otherwise click on “Cancel & Return to Custom Partitioning” button to go back to prevision screen.

Software Selection:

Software selection refers to the profile or base environment to be used during the installation.

on the right. Each profile represents a collection of functionalities and the packages and software required to fulfill those functionalities. In the “Base Environment” section, you choose an environment that best matches the system’s intended use. Then, in the “Additional Software for Selected Environment” section, select the software you want to add to your chosen Base Environment.

By default, the “Server with GUI” base environment installs the GNOME desktop, which will be our choice.

  1. Select your desired “Base Environment” installation type.
  2. Click the “Done” button.

Network & Host Name:

Beginning with Oracle Linux 9, network connections are automatically enabled. By default, network configuration uses DHCP for IPv4 addresses. IPv6 addresses are configured automatically.  You have further option to use static addresses instead of using DHCP, configure proxy settings, network bonds, and so on. To do the advanced types of configuration, click Configure and go through additional configuration screens.

  • Confirm the new hostname by pressing the “Apply” button.
  • When finished, click the “Done” button to return to the “Installation Summary”

Root Password

Click “Root Password” to display the ROOT PASSWORD screen.

  1. Enter the root password in the “Root Password” and “Confirm” fields. The screen provides a visual indication of the strength of the password.
  2. Click the “Done” button to return to the “Installation Summary” screen.

User Creation

First, click “User Creation” from the “Installation Summary” screen. Create a new user which will use in daily operation except root user.

  1. Enter the information for the new local user account.
  2. Select “Make this user administrator” if you want the user to run administrative tools using the sudo command.
  3. Set the user’s password. Again, there is a visual indication of the password’s strength.
  4. Once configuring the user, click “Done” to return to the “Installation Summary” screen.

2.4-Start Oracle Linux9.1 Installation start:

Finally, we’re ready to install our Oracle Linux 9.1 system! So, once everything is set up according to your liking, hit “Begin Installation.” This will start the initial installation process.

Be patient as the installation takes some time, so wait for the process to complete.

The installer will prompt you to restart the system when the installation is finished. Click on “Reboot System.”

Post-Installation Steps:

At first glance, The Oracle Linux 9 GRUB menu will welcome you at boot time.

Next step, we will get the GNOME login screen because we installed Oracle Linux 9.1 server with GUI successfully, so use the username and password we created earlier.

After Login successfully with correct credentials, some steps require for initial configuration. if the user other than root is not created during installation, then system will prompt to create a new user.

Next, you will input password for the newly created user.

Basic post configuration completed and system will prompt for “Completed“.

Congratulations! Oracle Linux 9 has been installed successfully and is ready for use!

After Installation completed, the first and most important task to apply all available security updates and bug fixing using the command “Sudo dfn update

Finally Oracle Linux 9.1 is ready to use for day to day operations.


This step-by-step guide covers How to install Oracle Linux 9.1 with screenshot. As you can see, the installation is the same as other RHEL-based distros such as AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux. we tried to present with our beloved readers or supporter to guide them “How to Install Oracle Linux9.1 with screenshot.

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