Using VMware to install CentOS system

Time:2021-1-25
The main idea of this paper is to use the virtual software VMware to install a CentOS system in Windows system.
It can also be used as a reference for using VMware to install other systems in windows.

1、 Download VMware and CentOS image files

VMWare Workstation 16 Pro for windows provided by wvmware
CentOS7 Tsinghua University mirror station provides the system ISO, it is recommended to download the 4G version or above

2、 Install VMWare

Execute. Exe installation

3、 Installing CentOS using VMWare

1. Prepare virtual machine

1.1 open VMWare
1.2 click file new virtual machine
Using VMware to install CentOS system
1.3 select typical and click next
Using VMware to install CentOS system
1.4 installation of client operating system
Select [install operating system later] and click [next]
The reason for choosing “install later” is to avoid VMware using its default configuration after identifying the system. Of course, you can also use the “Setup CD image file” to simplify your installation steps.
Using VMware to install CentOS system
1.5 select client operating system
Ø operating system: select [Linux], version: select [centos7]
Using VMware to install CentOS system
1.6 naming virtual machines
Ø virtual machine name: fill in at will, easy to identify
Location: you can specify it yourself
Using VMware to install CentOS system
1.7 specified disk capacity
Maximum disk size: 20g by default
This size does not immediately occupy the actual size of the physical machine, but gradually occupies the actual space of the physical machine with the use of the virtual machine.
Using VMware to install CentOS system
1.8 confirm the configuration of virtual machine
User defined Hardware: memory, processor, network adapter, etc. are determined according to their own needs and physical machine configuration
Using VMware to install CentOS system
Using VMware to install CentOS system
1.9 click Finish to jump to the new virtual machine tab
Using VMware to install CentOS system

2. Configure the ISO path of CentOS system

Click Edit virtual machine settings
Click CD / DVD – use ISO image file – browse to open the downloaded ISO file of CentOS system and click OK
Click [start this virtual machine]
Using VMware to install CentOS system

3. Start installing CentOS

3.1 installing CentOS
Click the virtual machine with the mouse, press ↑ on the keyboard, and select Install centos7 to install the system
The default is the second option, which will verify the file before installing, which takes a long time
Using VMware to install CentOS system

3.2 language selection
Choose according to your own needs, use your native language here [Chinese]
Enter [Chinese] in the search box, select [Chinese] above, and then click [continue]
Using VMware to install CentOS system

3.3 summary of installation information
At this time, you will find that [start installation] in the lower right corner can’t be clicked. This is because there is something you need to confirm after system detection. As for which one needs to confirm? That’s the belt! The yellow triangle of exclamation mark.
Using VMware to install CentOS system
Ø installation location: click finish directly after entering
You can also customize the partition according to your needs. You can use the default here.
At this point, you can click [start installation] in the lower right corner, but let’s continue to look at [software selection].
Using VMware to install CentOS system
Ø software selection: [server with GUI] – Finish
You can choose the environment of pre installed software according to your own needs.
Using VMware to install CentOS system
Start installation

3.4 configuration
After the installation, you can see the tape! The yellow triangle of exclamation mark appears again!
The system requires that the password must be set for the root user.
Using VMware to install CentOS system
Ø root password: 123456 (self setting)
After entering the password, you need to click Finish twice. This is because the password strength is not enough. If the password strength you set is relatively high, you only need to click finish once.
Click to complete the configuration
After setting the password for root, click Finish configuration.
Using VMware to install CentOS system
Restart
After the configuration is complete, you can restart the system.
Using VMware to install CentOS system

4. Enter the system

4.1 initial setting
Ø licensing: agree to the license agreement
Using VMware to install CentOS system
Click to complete the configuration

4.2 welcome page
Choose language: [Chinese]
How to choose input mode
Privacy: at will
Time zone: Shanghai
Zhe online account: at will
About you: create a new account (not created before), you can set it up yourself
User name: CentOS
Password: CentOS
Using VMware to install CentOS system
Using VMware to install CentOS system

5. Finish the work