How-to Install Oracle Linux 7 Gnome 3 Desktop on VMware Fusion 6 Easy Visual Guide

July 1st, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Oracle Linux 7 Desktop Installation Steps on VMware Fusion 6




The Tutorial Shows You Visually and Step-by-Step How-to Install Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 Gnome 3 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.

At this Time You will need to First Installing the Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 Server and then on Top the Gnome 3 Desktop.

Oracle Linux 7 Distribution Support the Following Kernel:

  • Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK), based on mainline Linux version 3.10.
  • Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 (UEK R3), starting with 3.8.13, based on mainline Linux version 3.8. This is the default kernel.
Install Oracle Linux 7 Gnome 3 Desktop on VMware Fusion 6 - Featured

  1. Download Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 Server

    Get Oracle OEL 7 Server Dvd
  2. Create a New Virtual Machine

  3. Select Oracle Linux 7 DVD ISO Image


  4. Chose the OS Type

  5. Click on Customize Settings

  6. Set the VM Name

  7. Set Up VM RAM Size

    1.5-AT Least 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. Start Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 Server Installation

  10. On the Welcome Screen Select Language

  11. Select the Destination HD Drive



    Then Click on the “Done” Button

  12. Start Installation Process

  13. Set the Root Password



    Then Click on the “Done” Button

  14. Create a Regular User


    Check the “Make this user Administrator” Box

    Then Click on the “Done” Button

  15. The Wait Until Installation is Acieved

  16. Finnaly Reboot Your New Oracle Enterprise 7 Linux

  17. How-to Install Gnome 3 UI Desktop for Oracle 7 Server

    Installing Gnome3 on OEL 7
  18. How-to Install VMware Tools for Oracle Linux 7

    Installing VMware-Tools on OEL 7

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