How to install CentOs 6.3 on Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation

CentOS is a free operating system distribution based upon the Linux kernel. It is derived entirely from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution.

It stands for Community enterprise Operating System.

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Details on Version 6.x (Source: Wikipedia)

Release

Architectures[8]

RHEL base

Kernel

release date

RHEL release date

Delay

6.0

i386, x86-64

6.0

2.6.32-71

2011-07-10

2010-11-10

242d

6.1

i386, x86-64

6.1

2.6.32-131

2011-12-09

2011-05-19

204d

6.2

i386, x86-64

6.2

2.6.32-220

2011-12-20

2011-12-06

14d

6.3

i386, x86-64

6.3

2.6.32-279

2012-07-09

2012-06-21

18d

 Download CentOS Version 6.x

Download 32bit or 64 bit version based on your system configuration.

http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/x86_64/ or http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/i386/

VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation provides a seamless way to access all of the virtual machines you need, regardless of where they are running.

Download Workstation Trial

Download VMware Workstation 7.0 – https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_downloads/vmware_workstation/7_0

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Install VMware workstation on your Physical System as per options available and feasible to you as mentioned above.

Create Virtual Machine

Create Virtual Machine

New Virtual Machine with Typical Configuration in VMware Workstation 7.1
New Virtual Machine with Typical Configuration in VMware Workstation 7.1
Select Installer Disc Image File (ISO) for CentOS 6.3 -  VMware Workstation 7.1

Select Installer Disc Image File (ISO) – VMware Workstation 7.1

Installation Information -  VMware Workstation 7.1

Installation Information – VMware Workstation 7.1

Name and Location of New CentOS 6.3 Virtual Machine -  VMware Workstation 7.1

Name and Location of New Virtual Machine – VMware Workstation 7.1
Specify Disk Capacity for CentOS 6.3 Virtual Machine -  VMware Workstation 7.1

Specify Disk Capacity for Virtual Machine – VMware Workstation 7.1

Configuration Summary for CentOS 6.3 Virtual Machine -  VMware Workstation 7.1

Configuration Summary for Virtual Machine – VMware Workstation 7.1

Hardware Configuration for CentOS 6.3 Virtual Machine - VMware Workstation 7.1

Hardware Configuration for Virtual Machine – VMware Workstation 7.1

Formatting Disk for CentOS 6.3 Virtual Machine -  VMware Workstation 7.1

Formatting Disk for Virtual Machine – VMware Workstation 7.1

CentOS 6.3 installation in VMware Workstation 7.1

installation in VMware Workstation 7.1

CentOS 6.3 Login in VMware Workstation 7.1

Login in VMware Workstation 7.1

CentOS 6.3 Desktop in VMware Workstation 7.1

Desktop in VMware Workstation 7.1

Done!!

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