Thursday, June 05, 2008

CentOS on VMWare

I'm trying to get Linux image running on my machine. Why? It's mainly for work. I need a test bed to test some of our deployment tools on Linux machines. Instead of hunting down the operations folks (who actually are very helpful) for extra sandbox systems, I thought it might be better to just create my own.

My youngest brother is a Microsoft basher and Linux advocate. I figured he'd know how to best get a Linux image running on my machine and sure enough, he did. I started by downloading VMWare's Player. I then downloaded "CentOS 5.1" from Thought Police. The good folks at Though Police actually have a link to VMWare as well.

I've yet to fire it up yet, but I plan to in the coming days. I'll let you know how things turn out.

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