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Oracle VM: How to Configure an Oracle VM 2.x Guest to Boot into Linux Rescue Mode (Doc ID 549410.1)

Last updated on JUNE 24, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle VM - Version 2.1 to 2.2 [Release OVM21 to OVM22]
Linux x86
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Goal

This article describes how to configure an Oracle VM guest Virtual Machine (VM) to boot into linux rescue mode.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 1. Paravirtualized (PVM) Guests
 1.1. Locate the Guest VM Installation Media
 1.2. Loop Mount the Guest VM Installation Media
 1.3. Copy the Initial RAM Disk and Kernel from Guest Installation Media
 1.4. Modify the Guest VM Configuration File
 1.5. Start the Guest VM
 1.6. Identify Guest VM VNC Port
 1.7. Connect to Guest VM Using Vncviewer
 2. Hardware Virtualized (HVM) Guests
 2.1. Locate the Guest VM Installation Media
 2.2. Modify the Guest VM Configuration File
 2.3. Start the Guest VM
 2.4. Connect to Guest VM

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