[CentOS] Re: CentOS guest for VMware, any similar setup?

Ing. Manuel Lazo malazo at multiaccesorios.com
Thu Oct 19 14:27:02 UTC 2006

Johnny Hughes escribió:
> On Wed, 2006-10-18 at 15:14 -0400, Ugo Bellavance wrote:
>> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> That is using an i386 host (on x86_64 machines) ... then installing
>>> either i386 or x86_64 clients.
>> Regarding this, the host system is a dual-core Opteron... Should I use 
>> the x86_64 distro of Centos 4 or x86?
>> Regards,
>> Ugo
> What I normally do is this (with the free vmware server 1.0.1):
> I install a minimal i386 on the host, install vmware, and do nothing on
> it except create the clients.
> The vmware server requires the i686 glibc and other files to run even on
> x86_64, so I just make the host i386.
> There might be some performance degradation wrt i386 instead of x86_64,
> but I have not really noticed a difference after trying a vmware x86_64
> host on one machine.
> You can install either x86_64 or i386 distros as a client OS on a
> machine with an i386 vmware host installed (again, I am specifically
> talking about the free server version).
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But with a minimal instalation of CentOS, (with vmware server 1.0.1) 
don't you need X11 if you install a windows guest operative system??

sorry about my english!!!


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