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Downloading Oracle Linux ISO Images

This is a quick post to summarize options to download Oracle Linux installation media ISO images.

Downloading Oracle Linux From the Official Source

To download Oracle Linux 7.5 to install it on a server, virtual or otherwise:

1. Go to Oracle Software Delivery Cloud
2. Sign in using your Oracle account
3. Choose Release from the select list

4. Search for Oracle Linux
5. Choose a release, e.g.
6. Click the shopping cart icon
7. Click Continue
8. Review and Accept the license agreement
9. Click the link for the file: Oracle Linux Release 7 Update 5 for x86 (64 bit)

This is the only file you need if you simply want to install Oracle Linux 7.5. For more information about the different ISO images, see the documentation: Obtaining and Preparing Installation Media

Downloading Oracle Linux installation ISOs from non-Oracle Download Mirrors

As Oracle Linux installation media can freely downloaded and re-distributed, there are several download mirrors made available available by third parties, including kernel.org. For a more comprehensive list of download mirrors, see the following article on the Oracle Development Community: Downloading Oracle Linux.

Downloading Oracle Linux Source Code

To download Oracle Linux source code, use steps similar to the ones at the top of this post to grab the source DVD ISOs. Alternatively, you can find source RPMs on oss.oracle.com/sources

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Comments ( 14 )
  • guest Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Thanks for the info. BTW, are there any (extensive) documentations?
  • Hyperion1980 Friday, June 10, 2011
    I tried installing on a 64bit machine where I previously installed Oracle linux 5.5 and centos 5.5 without any problems.
    Now during the installation of oracle linux 6.1 the usb mouse works for 10 seconds and then the whole installer is kinda wierd (graphics card problem I think). When the installer is copying the packages to the disk, somewhere after the linux kernel and error shows up where you can only abort the installation. I checked the md5 value of the file V26568-01.zip. I wrote the image 2 times on a different DVD and tried the installation on 2 different computers -> the same package error occured. Can someone verify the md5 value of the iso file OracleLinux-R6-U1-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso? Mine is: BFCE792CBF6587146F3429FEF326CF83
    Any help is welcome. I don't know the name of the package by heart, If you really need it, I can give you the exact error message later.
  • Lenz Grimmer Friday, June 10, 2011
    Hyperion1980: What graphic card do you use? What is the error message you see when the installation aborts?
    I don't have the MD5 checksum, but here's the SHA1 hash of the ISO image:
    f5d8a8bccb4b90e1e9a83ff2fbf1010437827fcb OracleLinux-R6-U1-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso
  • Hyperion1980 Friday, June 10, 2011
    The problem with the graphics card was easy to solve with the second option "try with basic graphics card driver" -> the problem with the mouse is also solved now.
    Second problem with packages: some packages are corrupt or something. I already informed oracle about this.
    When I choose the options "minimal installation" + "high availability" the problem was solved. When you choose either "Oracle server" or "desktop" the installer gives an error and you have to reinstall it.
    I hope this information is helpfull for others.
  • Hyperion1980 Friday, June 10, 2011
    I checked with SHA1 and it is the same number: f5d8a8bccb4b90e1e9a83ff2fbf1010437827fcb
  • guest Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    I just installed Oracle Linux 6.1. Now I wanted to install Oracle VM Manager and it says that Oracle Linux 6.1 is not supported :-(. The installation manual says Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 Update 5 or later is supported.

    Do you know why there is no new version of VM Manager available? I use the latest downloadable version 2.2.0

    Should I simply change runInstaller.sh? Will this work?


  • xsk Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Tow months ago I installed ole 6.0 + 11g R2 database on note. The speed of working

    5 time more then on 9... database + win 2000 . But there was mistakes in calculating

    time from raw data - near 5% from 9 000 000 different convert operations, + problems with RDP connections to windows servers.

    1. May be it is good idea for oracle somehow organize work with many such cases to force the process of certification .

    2. Is it possible to update my installation ole 6.0 + 11g R2 database on note to 6.1 without of reinstalling all products?

  • guest Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Thanks a lot for the download resource!

  • anatoli Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Why don't you let us simply download an iso-imige?

  • guest Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Any reason why ORACLE doesn't publish MD5 checksums with it's ISO images?

  • Lenz Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    The MD5 and SHA1 checksums are actually published on the Software Delivery Cloud (aka "E-Delivery"). If you choose a certain media pack, you will find a button labeled "View Digest", which will print the checksums for the ISO images so you can verify the integrity.

  • Patrick Beilby Thursday, April 19, 2012

    Ah! Thanks for that Lenz.

    We definitely should have access to MD5/SHA1 checksums for large downloads.

  • guest Friday, November 2, 2012


  • EdwinTG Sunday, July 15, 2018
    Thanks for your time!
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