How to Install CentOS 7 Gnome Linux Desktop on VMware Fusion 6 Easy Visual Guide

July 11, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Install CentOS 7 GNOME Desktop on VMware Fusion 6

The Tutorial shows you Visually and Step-by-Step How to Install CentOS 7 GNOME 3 32/64-bit Linux Desktop on VMware Fusion 6.

VMware Fusion 6 come with the ability to Run Hypervisor Applications such as VMware Workstation inside the virtual machine.
So You can install VMware Workstation in CentOS 7 virtual machine, and then for Example use Workstation to create a nested Windows Virtual Machine.

CentOS 7 New Features:

  • Kernel updated to 3.10.0
  • Support for Linux Containers
  • Open VMware Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box
  • OpenJDK-7 as default JDK
  • In Place Upgrade from 6.5 to 7.0 (as already mentioned)
  • LVM-snapshots with ext4 and XFS
  • Switch to systemd, firewalld and GRUB2
  • XFS as default file system
  • iSCSI and FCoE in kernel space
  • Support for PTPv2
  • Support for 40G Ethernet Cards
  • Supports installations in UEFI Secure Boot mode on compatible hardware
How to Install Latest Kernel in CentOS 8.x
  1. Download CentOS 7 GNOME Live Desktop

    CentOS 7 GNOME3 Live ISO

    Select the CentOS 7 Linux Live Release.

  2. Create a New Virtual Machine.

  3. Load CentOS 7 GNOME Live ISO Image.

  4. Choose the Operating System Type.

  5. Click on Customize Settings.

    Set the Name.

  6. Then Set the Disk Size to At Least 64Gb.

    Take Note: The Disk then will be Auto-Growing and 64Gb here it’s Just the Upper Limit!

  7. Start the CentOS 7 VM.

  8. Start CentOS GNOME3 Live.

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Start Installation
  9. Double-Click on “Install to Hard Drive” on Desktop.

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Install to Hard Drive
  10. Select the Language

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Select Language
  11. Set the Installation Destination

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Select Installation Destination 1
    Re-Select the Hard Drive and Possibly Make a Custom Partitioning…
    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Select Installation Destination 2
  12. Begin the Installation

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Start Installation
  13. Set the Root Password

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Set Root Password 1
    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Set Root Password 2
  14. Create a User

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Create User 1
    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Create User 2
  15. Quit to Reboot

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Reboot
  16. Login into CentOS GNOME 3 Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Login
  17. First, Configuration

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Select Language
    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Select Input Source
    Possibly Setup the Cloud Account Access
    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Cloud Accounts
    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Start Using CentOS 7 GNOME
  18. Enjoy Your New CentOS 7 GNOME Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 GNOME on VMware Fusion 6 - Getting Started
  19. Try Free VMware Workstation on CentOS Linux

    Install VMware-Workstation 10 CentOS

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