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Installing CentOS on Virtual Box, Part 4: Reboot

This is the fourth part of a series. Part One – Installing CentOS goes through the initial installation and settings of the Virtual box. Part Two – Installing CentOS talks about how you should configure the Hard drive. Part Three – Finishing the Install covers the other choices made during installation. After I rebooted and logged in with the root password that I created during installation, CentOS presented me with a dialog for fine-tuning choices, most of them related to its mission to serve as a server. Authentication–In a network, there are several different methods for managing passwords and rights....

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Installing CentOS in VirtualBox [How To]

This is the first of several posts on installing CentOS in VirtualBox. Even though I am using a virtual machine, the same procedure would apply to a full computer installation. I mentioned CentOS in my series of Fedora posts: It is a free implementation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). I decided to mess with CentOS because I have decided to study for Red Hat certification, which requires me to know RHEL backwards and forwards and CentOS is the closest thing to RHEL without a licensing fee. I’ve spent much of the last week buried in a book about Red...

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Installing Fedora in Virtual Box #2: Booting the CD and Preparing the Installation.

Part one is here. In Virtual Box, you can link either to a physical DVD/CD drive and boot from a disk or link to an image of the CD (*.iso) and boot directly from the file. (Note: If you do the latter, you must later unlink from the *.iso file, just as you must remove a disk from a physical boot drive). In this case, I inserted a physical CD and told Virtual Box to start the virtual machine. Fedora first asked me whether to do a disk check, although I found the wording (“media test”) a bit obscure. Had...

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Installing Fedora in Virtual Box

This is the first of a series of posts about installing Fedora Linux. Fedora is the free version of Red Hat Linux. It also serves as a testing ground and communication pipeline to the larger Linux community for Red Hat. The Fedora project was formally separated from Red Hat under the name “Fedora Core” (now simply “Fedora”) in 2003, but the Red Hat company sponsors and benefits from the Fedora project. Fedora is free and open source. Red Hat is open source, but not free. Red Hat has a large presence in the enterprise market; the current commercial release is...

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Virtual Box: Installing Arch Linux, Part 1

I have wanted to play with Arch Linux for some time, but my test computer is currently non compos harddrive (I took the HDD out to help someone else test a different computer). Using Virtual Box, I have been able to do so. Arch is a “build-it-your-way” Linux distribution. The initial install provides a text interface with the standard multiple desktops, a text editor, and not much else. It’s designed so that the user can then download the graphical user interface and programs that he or she wants, as opposed to accepting the decisions made by others. It is not...