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Oracle VM VirtualBox: Oracle Linux 7.4 installation

Simon Coter
Senior Manager, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Product Management

This blog article just to share a very cool video by "Linux Video Tutorial" on how to install Oracle Linux 7.4 on top of VirtualBox.

Feel free to follow @Jay_Redstone on Twitter for further examples on VirtualBox.

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Comments ( 14 )
  • Topher Guray Saturday, March 31, 2018
    where can you download the Oracle VM VirtualBox, running on Windows 64-bit, and can host an Oracle Linux 7 (64-bit)

    I downloaded one from www.virtualbox.org
    However, it can only host Oracle Linux (32-bit)
    No option for Oracle Linux (64-bit)

    Thank you
  • Simon Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    if you can see only "32-bit" OS on the VirtualBox list it means that something is wrong on your host OS (Windows); by googling you can find different solutions related to the "only 32-bit" issue or, if you prefer, you can write your problem on our forum at https://forum.virtualbox.org . Thanks

  • harry ronis Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    windows 7 host trying to install oracle linux 7.6

    Postby ronish » 23. Jan 2019, 20:53
    windows 7 host trying to install oracle linux 7.6. Comes up fine up until choosing a language. Trying to hit continue, wont accept.
    claims vm does not support mouse ptr integration. Click inside. did that. hit the control key. did that.
    Nothing works.
  • Simon Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Hi Harry,

    which Oracle VM VirtualBox release are you using ?
    Did you try the "unattended" installation as showed at https://blogs.oracle.com/scoter/oracle-vm-virtualbox-52:-unattended-guest-os-install .
    Same steps can also be used on MS Windows.

  • VictorSQL Saturday, March 2, 2019
    Hi, I downloaded the Virtualbox image for Oracle 18c upgrade and migration lab, only to find that many of the tools and software are out-of-date for installing Apache 2.4.38, PHP7.3, etc. Is there a way to upgrade that VM to run OL7.4. At the moment, it is running OL6.8. I don't see an OL7.4 version of the Oracle HOL 18c available. I would appreciate it.

  • Simon Monday, March 4, 2019
    Hi Victor,

    updated Virtual Machines and Oracle components are available on GitHub at:


  • David L Wallace Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    I'm testing Virtualbox 6.0.4 on a Windows 10 host with two Oracle Linux 7.6 guest setup in a host-only configuration. It works great when the host is configured as a DHCP server, but I can't get the static IP configuration for the two Linux guests to work properly. Where can I find good step-by-step procedures for Virualbox 6x. The procedures I find online covers earlier versions of Virbualbox, but don't work for version 6.0.4. Thanks in advance.
  • Simon Wednesday, March 6, 2019
    Hi David,

    if you want to use static-IPs for your VMs you just need to manually configure the IP address / Subnet / Gateway on your VMs.
    No other step is required.

  • Steve Friday, March 15, 2019
    Windows 7 Pro host
    Virtual Box 6.04
    trying to install Oracle Linux 7.6 under VirtualBox.
    Fine untill it is time to choose the language: the mouse is not captured and there is no way to use the keyboard.
    Any hint ?
  • Simon Friday, March 15, 2019
    Hi Steve,

    this is a known issue, maybe not due to VirtualBox.
    That said, please see following VirtualBox Ticket (https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/18124) and VirtualBox Forum Entry (https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=90267).

  • Ramakrishna Saturday, March 23, 2019
    Hello Coter,

    The Installation source is not identifying. Can you help me.

  • Simon Monday, April 1, 2019
    Hi Ramakrishna,

    which error did you get ?

  • Daniel Preporter Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    "The Installation source is not identifying. Can you help me" I have the same issue. The Installation source doesn't show the option to select the dvd drive. It only shows the option to pick up a network location. I tried to have two ISOs like recommended here https://community.oracle.com/thread/4210891, but it didn't help.
  • Simon Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    to get your VM booted by the ISO you need to add an optical driver and then associate your ISO to the same.
    That said, in the boot order, you have to enable and get "first" the CD-ROM.

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