Ot: centOS and virtual machine


#1

Sorry this is an ot.
Has anyone installed centOS (version 7) unto VirtualBox (virtual machine) with success? My installation almost completed, however, it hanged at the last step, “Performing post-installation setup tasks”.
Thanks.


#2

I’ve, personally, found VirtualBox to be buggy and unreliable as a virtual machine platform and have used VMWare instead for many years.

That said, you can find pre-installed Linux distros for VirtualBox (and VMWare for that matter) online in many places, such as https://www.osboxes.org/centos/, which may work better for you if you’re having issues installing it yourself.

HTH

– Denny


#3

I appreciate the input. Since my box does not VMware installed, doing all this stuff vs. rent a cheap VPS the latter might quicker. Btw, what’s your experience of running Railo / Lucee on CentOS and how’s mySQL fare on such OS?


#4

We run a large Linux estate, with VMware in Production, and generally VirtualBox for local testing where the differences between VMWare/VBox won’t matter so much.

Not that it helps much in your instance - but tend to find myself installing CentOS7 several times a month in VirtualBox, and not hit any issues so far.

We generally use latest CentOS7 minimal ISO, create new VM, expand the disk image, allocate a sensible amount of RAM, boot the VM into the ISO, setup network + root passwords (generally bridged in our location), wait for install to complete.

Are you trying to do a network install perhaps (and VirtualBox isn’t setup with the correct network adapters?). Also be worth checking the disk image has the correct SHA.

Though as @ddspringle correctly suggests, you may be better off getting one of the pre-packaged VBox versions if either VirtualBox or CentOS7 are new to you.


#5

Thanks. Yes, new to both VirtualBox and CentOS7. Internet research suggested that the particular CentOS7 ISO image had a bug. I downloaded ubuntu over the weekend but haven’t try to install it onto the VirtualBox yet.

Also, I’m getting a new laptop in several days.


#6

My suggestion is download the .net iso for Centos 7.

It will install in a few minutes depending on your resources.


#7

I’ll consider it, thanks.