How-to Install Oracle Linux 6.5 Gnome/KDE Desktop on VMware Fusion 6 Easy Visual Guide

February 17th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Oracle Linux 6.5 Desktop Installation Steps on VMware Fusion 6

The Tutorial Show Visually and Step-by-Step How-to Install Oracle Linux 6.5 Gnome/KDE Desktop 32/64bit on VMware Fusion 6.

The only Linux distribution to support DTrace, Oracle Linux now offers complete integration with this popular dynamic tracing framework for superior observability, troubleshooting, and performance analysis.

Oracle Linux 6.5 Distribution Come with Multiples New Features:

  • Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3.
  • Full integration with DTrace, support for Linux Containers, and InfiniBand updates.
  • New Security Features: the ability for applications to Share a Cryptographic Data Store that crypto toolkits can use for processing trusted certificates; and Smartcard Authentication Support.
  • Performance and Reliability to support Business-Critical Workloads such as Oracle Database 12c.

To the Oracle Linux 6.5 Desktop Installation Guide Bottom Link to VMware Tools Installation for Oracle Linux 6.X Desktops.

Install Oracle Linux 6.5 Gnome/KDE Desktop on VMware Fusion 6 - Featured
  1. Download Oracle Linux 6.5 DVD ISO i386/x86_64:

    Select the Nearest Mirror for Get Oracle Linux
  2. Create a New Virtual Machine

  3. Select Oracle Linux 6.5 DVD ISO Image


  4. Then Set OS Type to Oracle Linux or Red Hat

  5. Naming as Oracle Linux 6.5 Gnome/KDE

  6. Click on Customize Settings

  7. Set Up VM RAM Size

    1.5-2Gb Recommended.

  8. Set Disk Size to At Least 64Gb

    Take Note: The Disk then will be Auto-Growing and 64Gb here it’s Just the Upper Limit!

  9. Boot the Oracle Linux 6.5 VM

    Select Install or Upgrade

  10. Select Language

  11. Basic Storage

    Then Confirm!

  12. Set the HostName

  13. Pick a Location Near You

  14. Set-Up Administrator Root Pass

  15. Simply Use All Space

    Confirm to Write Partitioning Changes.

  16. Select Desktop and Eventually Customize It!

    You Can Freely Select Different Desktops and Components…

  17. Then Installing…

  18. Reboot!

  19. On First Configuration Select If Participating to Oracle Network

    Then You will Need a Working Subscription to Oracle Software Updates…


  20. Create a New User

  21. Set Up Time and Date

    If You are Online then Best to Select UTC Synchronization Over Network.

  22. How-to Install VMware Tools for Oracle Linux 6.5:

    VMware Tools Installation Guide

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