[CentOS-virt] VMware images

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Mon Jan 7 17:32:12 UTC 2008

Tru Huynh wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 10:27:12PM -0500, Ted Miller wrote:
>> OK, so I downloaded the image and unzipped it.  (The first time I tried to
>> unzip it from Konqueror, it installed the little files, but left all the
>> .vmdk files as 0 byte files).
>> I changed the root password.
>> 1. The first think I get is an error message saying that it can't find
>> vmnet(8), so the network card will start disconnected.
> which guest did you try?
> There should not be any vmnet driver used unless you installed the vmware tools
> which are not installed by default (on purpose).

You can try my open-vm-tools if you want (there are some for 4 and 5)

> The default kernel is the kernel-vm (CentOS specific) but the pristine
> kernel (and kernel-smp for CentOS-4) are also there.
> My TODO list for 2008 contains the "howto" the guest images are generated.
> The 4.6 and 5.1 are being built, and will be uploaded this week.

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