How to Install/Update Java (JDK) on Oracle Linux

Oracle Linux uses RPM (Red Hat Package Manager). If you want to install latest Java platform, you can download Java RPM packages from:

Oracle releases Java RPM wrapped in a self-extracting binary file. So instead of using rpm tool, you just change the mode of file, and make it executable and then run it:

Is it done? Let’s check it:

How to Install Oracle Linux 5.6 (Step by Step Guide)

Oracle Linux, formerly known as Oracle Enterprise Linux, is a Red Hat Enterprise Linux-compatible distribution, repackaged and distributed by Oracle, available under the GNU General Public License (GPL) since late 2006. Oracle Linux can be freely downloaded from Oracle’s E-delivery service (

I’ll show how to install Oracle Linux 5.6. First you need to download the DVD (or CDs) from edelivery website and burn them. Then insert your Oracle Linux media in your CD/DVD drive and reboot your system (be sure to set your computer to boot from the CD/DVD drive).

Oracle Linux installer should boot as shown in the figure below:

Hit enter key to start the installation.

Oracle Linux 6 Has Been Released

Oracle Linux 6 has been released and the installation DVD images are available on edelivery web site. Oracle Linux 6 is free to download, install and use. As is the case with Oracle Linux 5.6, the default kernel on x86_64 platform in Oracle Linux 6 is the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. On the other hand, Oracle Linux 6 also includes a Red Hat compatible kernel built directly from RHEL source. It’s already installed, and you can use it if modify /etc/grub.conf file.

Unbreakable Linux Network:
Oracle Public Yum Server:
Oracle E-Delivery: