Orcale Enterprise Linux hangs when booting under VirtualBox

Wow, 2 posts in one day this is a new record for me! 🙂

One of my tasks on ATM is to do som PoC work on Oracle WebCenter. Unfortunately the VM supplied by the vendor was corrupted so I have downloaded the ISO’s myself and giving it a go setting up in VirtualBox. I much prefer VirtualBox over VMWare Server or Hyper-V (As with all MS software V3 will be the one!! ;)) but was having problems getting the Enterprise Linux ISO to boot and was hanging here:

Oracle Enterprise on VirtualBox hanging screen

However just a few tweaks of the settings were required to get it to boot to the installation screens. The setting that need enabling was the “Enable IO APIC” setting:

VirtualBox setting required