Install and Configure CentOS 5.6 on VirtualBox (Windows 7, Vista & Windows XP)

VirtualBox (Oracle VM VirtualBox) is an application that allows us to create a system, multiple virtual machines (virtual computers). With VirtualBox can install and run on for example, multiple operating systems (, , Android OS or Linux , , Debian, Fedora... Etc) without having to repartition your hard drive or install dual boot.
Nearly a year shows how to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox - .

How create a virtual machine (in VirtualBox) that you install CentOS 5.6.

Those interested in install CentOS on a virtual machine created with VirtualBox can use . The only difference is the point 4. Ubuntu instead of CentOS system will switch to OS: and release Red Hat.


After the virtual machine has been created for CentOS in VirtualBox left to defend "CentOS". Virtual machine name on which you are installing the system.

Install CentOS on Oracle VM VirtualBox.

1. Selectatin CentOS and click "Start"To start the installation.

Start CentOS

2. Click "Next"In the screen"First Run Wizard"

3. On "Select Installation Media"Select optical drive you have DVD CentOS installation or click on the yellow icon to select the hard image. iso operating system. We will install the. Iso.

Media or ISO

4. Next & Finish.


From this step begins installing CentOS system. The steps are similar to normal installation on a computer.

1. In the first screen press "Enter" to start the installation GUI. Help more users without experience.

Install CentOS

2. On screen the "CD Found" select "Skip" and press Enter.


3. In the first graphic screen will appear, click "Next"

4. The next two screen installation language selected sites (English deafault) and layout keyboard (U.S. English).

5. Click "Yes"The message"Warning"Stating that all data will be deleted from the virtual hardware to make installation partition.


6. Because it is a system that will be installed on a virtual hddDo not need advanced settings. Leave the default settings and click "Next".


7. Click "Yes"And this warn announcing that all partitions on sda (Virtual hard disk) will be deleted.


8. On "Network Devices"You have to make settings for the connection . Set default DHCP. We will select "manually"And instead"localhost.localdomain"We will"Vserver".

CentOS Network Devices 

9. In the next screen select your time zone and click "Next".

10. Choose a word for the user "root".

CentOS root Password

11. In the next screen choose the sleep to install. For those who want to use it as a server, it is recommended to tick only "Server"(Will install without GUI / desktop), eliminating the default option Gnome Desktop. We selected leaves Gnome Desktop and we will select and Server.

CentOS - Server - Desktop GNOME

For a better experience GUI recommend Desktop - KDE. Next & Next to start the installation.

Wait a few minutes to finish the installation process.

Welcome to CentOS 5

12. Click "Reboot"At the end of installation.

Reboot CentOS - Installation

After reboot have to do a few simple configuration settings.

- ""(Which is recommended to disable),
- SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux) - Disabled (Default is enforcing)
- Create User (This will need to create a user other than "root." This user will have limited permissions).

Create User CentOS

- Sound Card (Settings driver and sound card)
After these settings you will need to give it a reboot. After reboot, the system is ready.

CentOS on VirtualBox Windows 7

Now you can install CentOS specific applications, you can use the , Web server ( / Httpd), you can browse the Internet, Etc ... you can do on a normal PC.


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- Install and Configure CentOS on VirtualBox 5.6.