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    Installing VMware Linux for Oracle Apps R12 Preparation
    Saturday, March 03, 2007
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    In today's post I'll cover on Installing VMware on windows machine after that we will install Linux on windows Virtual Machine. Download VMware from and after downloading install it on your windows machine.

    Download linux trail version from edelivery

    Select product as enterprise linux & Platform as x86 32 bit (almost all PC or laptops are 32 bit) ob 64 bit processor you can install both 32 or 64 bit linux but on 32 bit processor you can install only 32 bit software so select 32 bit . You have to download 4 CD's only.

    Installing VMware on windows

    Enter location of VMware Installation

    This step completes your VMWare Installation on machine. Next lets configure Virtual Machine & later we will install Linux on this Configured Virtual Machine.

    Configuring Virtual Machine

    Type any name here , Initially I gave machine name as Machine1 which I later changed to . You can give any sensible name to your Virtual Machine.

    I defined 100 GB for Oracle Apps R12 Installation as I am planning to install fresh database (without Vision data)
    You can choose 200 if you wish to install Vision Instance of Oracle Applications R12. (Make sure you have that much space available on your hard disk)

    This finishes your VMWare Linux configuration , Next step is to Install Linux on this VMware machine which I will cover in next post . In mean time down load 4 CD's Oracle-Linux from location mentioned on top & unzip this 4 disks to create iso files . We will use these iso files to install Linux on this virtual machine.

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    • At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


      you are doing a great job. This is an excellent piece of work.



    • At 5:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Lagge Raho Atul Bhai,may God bless u with more Success and Happiness.

      G. Ahmed Khan.

    • At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Very good post.
      I am a big fan of VMware myself,but VMware is still a paid software if i am not wrong?


    • At 8:21 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Yes sam, This is paid if VMware workstation but free if its VMware server (Sound strange :))

    • At 3:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      bahut vadiya atul veer. You are doing a great job by feeding existing and aspirant dba's with very targeted information. Keep it up bro. Spreading knowledge is equivalent to gaining knowledge. God bless you. This is a noble cause.

      brahmjot singh

    • At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      I noticed that the memory setting for the virtual machine is 256mb. Is that enough, or did you have to raise it for Oracle Apps?


    • At 9:21 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Yes Brian, I changed VM memory settings from 256 to 768 during installation but U can try with 256 initially (DB start might create problem bcoz of low memory)

    • At 5:05 AM, Blogger Kadiyala said…

      Hi atul
      1st i installed windows then i installed linux
      then i installed VM ware workstation 6 and i allocated 180 gb for VM ..but its not running..
      i am getting error message

      pxe-e51:no dhcp or proxyDHCP offers were received

      pxe mof:existing intel pxe rom

      :operating system not found

    • At 9:10 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Hi Kadiyala,
      Did you make system dual boot ? (first windows and then linux)
      You don't have to do that.

      First install vMWare server on your windows O.S. in that VMware install linux (which is going to be a virtual machine).

      This error message which you are getting is coming on starting VMware or linux virtual machine inside VMware

    • At 1:20 PM, Blogger mohamed said…

      hi and thanks for this post
      but i really want to ask if you completed this task with 265 MB of RAM
      and a 100GB file
      I am intending to install a vision
      instance on Linux Unbreakable using vmware on my XP laptop to make a portable training environment but i have 2 question
      1) does 2GB RAM and 1.7GHZ Processor acceptable
      2) should i configure a single VM disk of 120GB instead of configuring 6 disks of 20GB and use
      i allocate my files on a 160GB usb
      hard disk
      thanks in advance,

    • At 1:41 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Fresh Database (No Vision) took 11 hours with 256 MB RAM where as with vision instance I stopped after around 14 hours as by that time it finished just 85% and I/O wait increased to 82-89% during appl_top unzip files in final phase.
      However I managed to install Vision with 756 MB ram allocated to this virtaul machine.

    • At 4:46 PM, Blogger mohamed said…

      thanks atule for response
      as I was planning to assign 1.5GB RAM for the VM machine but last thing i want to here your comment about is
      to assign a single disk with the hole 120GB or 6 with 20GB disks and implement a LVM with Linux

    • At 7:13 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      6 disks of 20 GB each

    • At 7:10 AM, Anonymous prudhvi said…

      I have installed VMware workstation6 and linux as per your instructions but i am not able to connect to internet from linux! please help me out.

    • At 9:09 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Make sure your default gateway and subnetmask matches with one supplied by ISP try putting same IP Subnet mask and gateway (on network card of virtuallinux machine) of computer where internet is working

    • At 5:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      this is good site to look for how you can install linux on vmware. Step by step instruction how to install linux on vmware.

      Red Hat

    • At 8:46 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Thanks for sharing link with us

    • At 4:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Your Welcome Atul.

      Its me forget to mention my name in last post.

      Ramnik Gupta

    • At 8:19 AM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Thanks always to you for heling users here and in forum

    • At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Atul ,
      I have a laptop with window xp professional and T7200 @2.00GHz and 2GB of RAM. Is it possible to install oracle apps on this configuration machine after Installing vmware linux for Oracle Apps R12 Preparation. How much additional space does installing of Oracle AppsR12 will take.
      Also this site give very good information with step by step instruction for installing VMWare linux for Oracle Apps. Is there a similar information for installing Oracle Apps R12

      Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge.

      Akbar Husen

    • At 2:28 PM, Blogger Parminder said…

      Hi Atul,
      Thanks for this post. I have a question. I have installed linux on my vmware server and then one windows 2003 server on other virtual machine.
      so I have two virtual machines. How can i work on oracle 10g installed on linux from windows 2003 (virtual machine). I can ping one machine from another, but dont know how to connect them.

      Your help will be appriatiated.

    • At 3:11 PM, Blogger Atul Kumar said…

      Parminder ,
      We have moved to so in future I'll not monitor this site kinldy comment on new site

      Change network card on two virtual machine such that both have same subnet mask but different IP and then you can ping two machine. Check networking doc of each o.s. on how to do so

    • At 11:12 PM, Blogger goel said…

      Hi Atul,
      Thanks for sharing your knowledge , great work. I have a question regarding how much RAM and Disk space is required to install Oracle Apps using VMWare.


    • At 12:39 PM, Blogger Ning Yun said…

      Hi Atul,

      Can I ask your question?

      My host Os is windows 2003 32bit. My current CPU is 64bit. Can I install Linux 64bit and then Oracle R12 64bit on the VM?

      Thanks very much.

      Best regards,

    • At 12:50 PM, Blogger Ning Yun said…

      Hi Atul,

      Could I ask you a question?

      My current host OS is win2003 32bit. Can I install a VM with 46bit Linux and 64bit Oracle R12? My CPU supports 64bit. And I have 6G mem.

      Thanks very much.

      Best regards,

    • At 8:26 PM, Blogger vandana said…

      Hi Atul,
      I intend to learn Oracle apps release 12. Can you please tell me the system requirements to install one?Is the following configuration fine:
      *Intel® Pentium® Dual Core T4200 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/1MB cache)
      *Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic Edition SP1
      *3GB2 Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz
      *250GB4 SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
      Also do I need Solaris for x86 or Linux?One more question:How useful is VMware?
      Thanks in advance.

    • At 8:30 PM, Blogger vandana said…

      Hi Atul,
      I intend to learn Oracle apps release 12. Can you please tell me the system requirements to install one? Also do I need Solaris for x86 or Linux?One more question:How useful is VMware?
      Thanks in advance.

    • At 6:19 AM, Blogger JAY said…

      I am trying to instal Linux AS 4
      using VMWARE I did all the steps mentioned in the site.
      I am getting err like "Kernal panic - not syncing:VFS:unable to mount root FS on unknown block(104,3)"
      I am doing this in my laptop having OS as vista.What might be the issue and the solution for that.

    • At 7:58 AM, Blogger hidayat said…

      Hi Atul,
      thanks for the document, i was able to install linux on vmware but its not detecting external harddrive and pendrives, i have checked with settings it says 'allow all removable devices' when i tried to add a usb device in vmachine settings -->add usb .it says "USB is not supported on ESX Server virtual machines

    • At 6:02 AM, Blogger Min said…

      Atul you are doing awesome job. I don't know if it is easily possible, but I am a developer (not a dba) and want to have my own oracle apps instance. Would you have an 11i instance for vmware server that I could load easily? Please email me if that is possible.

      much thanks

    • At 4:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      you have a nice site. thanks for sharing this valuable resources. keep it up. anyway, various kinds of ebooks are available here

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