How-to Install CentOS 7 Gnome Linux Desktop on VMware Workstation 10 Easy Visual Guide

July 11th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install CentOS 7 Gnome Desktop on VMware Workstation 10




The Tutorial Shows You Visually and Step-by-Step How-to Install CentOS 7 Gnome 3 Linux Desktop on VMware Workstation 10.

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
CentOS 7 Gnome 3 Desktop Installation Steps on VMware Workstation 10 - Featured
  1. Download CentOS 7 Gnome Live Desktop:

    Get CentOS 7 Gnome3 Live ISO
  2. Create a New Virtual Machine

  3. Choose the VM Typical SetUp

  4. Select CentOS 7 Gnome Live ISO Image

  5. Set OS Type

  6. Set-Up VM Name

  7. Specify Virtual Disk File

  8. 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!

    Alsto it’s Best to Set Disk as Entire instead of the Default 2Gb Chunks…

  9. Finishing VM Set-Up

  10. Start CentOS Gnome3 Live

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Start Installation
  11. Double-Click on “Install to Hard Drive” on Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Install to Hard Drive
  12. Select the Language

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Select Language
  13. Set the Installation Destination

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Select Installation Destination 1
    Re-Select the Hard Drive and Possibly Make a Custom Partitioning…
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Select Installation Destination 2
  14. Begin the Installation

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Start Installation
  15. Set the Root Password

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Set Root Password 1
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Set Root Password 2
  16. Create a User

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Create User 1
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Create User 2
  17. Quit to Reboot

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Reboot
  18. Login into CentOS Gnome 3 Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Login
  19. First Configuration

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Select Language
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Select Input Source
    Eventually Setup the Cloud Account Access
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Cloud Accounts
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Start Using CentOS 7 Gnome
  20. Enjoy Your New CentOS 7 Gnome Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VMware Workstation 10 - Getting Started

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