You are here

Uninstall / Remove Oracle VM

Uninstall / Remove Oracle VM

There is not an option to “uninstall” Oracle VM, although there are many ways to remove Oracle VM from a system. The method you select to remove Oracle VM from a system depends on your organizations security requirements. For example, if corporate policy states that the data on the hard drive needs to be securely deleted, formatting or re-partitioning the hard drive will not completely remove the data from the disks. To completely wipe Oracle VM from disk, boot the system using data destruction application, like Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN), and wipe the disk(s). If the data on the hard drive does not need to be securely deleted, you could a) delete all the files on the disks b) format or re-partition the hard drives c) uninstall the bootloader and d) install another operating system on top of the existing one.
 
List 1 shows several of the options to remove Oracle Linux from a system.
  • Boot the system using data destruction application like Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) and wipe all of the disks.
  • Delete all the files on the disks, i.e. type “rm -rf /” as root.
  • Format or delete the partitions.
  • Uninstall the bootloader.
  • Install another operating system on top of Oracle Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Download PDF Now!