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how to install oracle linux 7 for arm on a raspberry pi 3

how to install oracle linux 7 for arm (aarch64) on a raspberry pi 3 WITHOUT having to sing in and download the oracle linux 7 CD or DVD ISO

get balena etcher

get an oracle 7 image

burn image to SD card

note you won’t even need to uncompress the image or anything like that. Etcher is capable of reading the xz format

boot from SD card





It may be obvious by now that I am a ‘lazy’ ‘ONE pkg person’ for example ive been using Firefox on every home/corp desktop and VirtualBox on every home/corp desktop for many years now !

Yes I know there are OTHER browsers and OTHER hypervisors but I only want to learn ONE tool whatever my hardware platform is !

That is my excuse why my Raspberry Pi’s B/B+ have been gathering dust as i cant face learning a distro (raspbian ?) JUST for ARM. So at OOWLON last week I was shocked to learn Oracle Linux 7 has been available for over 2 years (and that there is a specific oracle yum repo for ARM – apparently AARCH64 means ARM)



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how to get WSL UNIX commands without sysadmin rights

On Windows 10 you cant install WSL without sysadmin rights so you have to use CYGWIN instead

Can I install Cygwin without administrator rights?
Yes. The default installation requests administrator rights because this allows to set up the Cygwin environment so that all users can start a Cygwin shell out of the box.
However, if you don’t have administrator rights for your machine, and the admins don’t want to install it for you, you can install Cygwin just for yourself by downloading setup-x86.exe (for a 32 bit install) or setup-x86_64.exe (for a 64 bit install) and then start it from the command line or via the “Run…” dialog from the start menu using the –no-admin option, for instance:
#  setup-x86.exe --no-admin

oracle linux 7 install from CD instead of DVD

oracle linux 7 install from 460M CD instead of 4G DVD


oracle 7 linux pricing

oracle linux 7 isos are free

but support is chargeable

  1. Pricing metric is per system. The system can have unlimited number of physical processors (sockets), unlimited number of cores and/or virtual guests.
  2. There is no license cost associated with Oracle Linux. Pricing reflects $0 for license, and all charges are related to services.

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