[CentOS] Issue installing Centos server on Vmware Fusion/Server

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at koseoglu.org
Mon Oct 29 16:50:58 EDT 2012


On 28 October 2012 15:36, Madhurranjan Mohaan <mohanma at thoughtworks.com> wrote:
> I've had issues over the last few days trying to create a Centos server
> image . I've tried with Vmware fusion and Vmware server and it skips
> directly to the default desktop install and doesn't give me the option to
> run the linux server. I am not sure if you've seen this earlier. I've tried
> with Centos 5.8 and 6.0 but the installer seems to work in that manner .
When creating the VM, do not mark it as RHEL/CentOS, just create a
standard VM and then install it via the ISO. VMWare Player and
now-no-longer-supported Server etc. have some "user-friendly" features
which assumes things which you don't need.

Once the OS is installed, install the VMware tools separately.


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