Oracle RAC on linux using Virtual Box

From: Sanjay Mishra <>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:12:12 -0700 (PDT)
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Need some help from Oracle RAC people who created the test environment on Linux using Oracle Virtual Box.

Here is my configuration

1. Installed OEL 6 update 4 on Dell Server with software on Logical volume as well as using /dev/sda1 
2. Also have /dev/sdb sdc sdd sde available where /dev/sdb1 is mounted as /oravm1
3. Installed Virtual Box 4.2
4. While creating VM, i am stuck at the Storage screen as I select create new virtual disk on /oravm1 but when viewing the partition layout, I am seeing it is installing root filesystem and /home kind of using same where I installed the initial server software like in Step 1. It look like if I proceed, it will wipe the original Server Linux and at reboot will be in OS state

SO question is 
1 How to use /oravm1 to take selected 30G for OS software as well as layout or create partition on /dev/sdc or so. I am not able to see anything except /dev/sda while I am on partition layout screen and press the create button

Please help so that I can complete the setup. I earlier worked using Virtual Bob on Windows and has not face this issue. First time using Virtual box on linux and stuck.

Please feel free to send email if I am not clear at any point or need some more information or even screenshot for easy reference

TIA  Sanjay

Received on Wed Sep 25 2013 - 05:12:12 CEST

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