Post centos installation after a minimal installation

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1. Auto network discovery there is an app called dhclient. It will easily discovery ip address and launch network right away dhclient -v

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2.  install Gnome gui

yum -y groupinstall “X Window System” “Desktop” “General Purpose Desktop”

3.start gui on startup

nano /etc/inittab

change id to 5

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are: 
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this) 
#   1 - Single user mode 
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking) 
#   3 - Full multiuser mode 
#   4 - unused 
#   5 - X11 
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this) 
#  id:3:initdefault:

4.installing vmware tools in vmware choose Install VMware tools

su
yum -y install perl
mkdir /mnt/cdrom
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
cd /mnt/cdrom
mkdir /installs
cp VMware*.tar.gz /installs
cd /installs/
tar -zxvf VMware*.tar.gz
cd vmware-tools-distrib
./vmware-install.pl
/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox

restart pc for the default values I kept pressing on entep  r

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