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Running CentOS and Ubuntu on VMWare

Sagar Kale
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JCE: This conversation is a portion of this topic in the Jobs Forum which took a turn for the technical.

Thanks for guidance.
Is it possible to install CentOS as guest on VMWare which has Windows XP as host?
Joe Ess
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CentOS is available from the VMWare Virtual Appliance Marketplace, so I'd say 'yes'.


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Oscar Costa
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Hello!

In the company I'm working, we use JavaEE and Red Hat Linux at the developer's workstations...
Actualy, I prefer Ubuntu because his practicity...

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Sagar Kale
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I have VMware workstation 6.0 on Windows XP host. I have installed Ubuntu 8.1 guest on it. But I can not install VMware tools on Ubuntu guest because of new kernel. I think this is more of linux VMWare question, I don't know if it is ok to disucuss in job discussion.
I can not share files between windows and linux. I have not tried dual boot because I have never installed any linux, and scared if crashes and I loose data. I can create rescue disk, but I am not taking risk, this is why I prefer to use VMWare.
Joe Ess
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Yea, this conversation has strayed away from the "jobs" topic.
I've had success installing VMWare tools on Ubuntu using this procedure. I think the trick is having the correct version of kernel source.
Tim Holloway
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I have CentOS running in production as a VM guest on Windows XP. On several machines. I just did a vanilla install as though it was Red Hat Enterprise (which basically, it is). And Red Hat is quite thoroughly blessed by VMWare.


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Sagar Kale
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I have installed latest VMWare 6.5 and installed VMWare tools on it. It worked ok.

I am new to linux. Which editor is more commonly used unix/linux between VI and VIM? I know VIM is improved version of VI but is it available on all Unix/Linux?
Tim Holloway
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Sagar Kale wrote:I have installed latest VMWare 6.5 and installed VMWare tools on it. It worked ok.

I am new to linux. Which editor is more commonly used unix/linux between VI and VIM? I know VIM is improved version of VI but is it available on all Unix/Linux?


No. In fact, neither one is on my CentOS VM or on one of my other VMs. When I want to use a full-screen editor on them, I use nano.

On my Fedora desktop, there's no separate "vi" RPM, but there are 3 vim packages (minimal, common, and enhanced). So I'd expect that something similar exists on the other Red Hat platforms. I don't have a Debian/Ubuntu handy.

I'm an emacs person, anyway,
Sagar Kale
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Thanks all for help. For time being I have started learning Vim on Ubuntu.
 
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