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I have a VM on my school's VMware vSphere server and I need to install CentOS on it, the disc is already in it but I can't install it 'cause the console doesn't work without VMware Tools (I can't install them, the OS isn't installed).

Does anyone know how to install it?

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From centos.org/docs/5/html/5.2/Installation_Guide/…: "Using kickstart, a system administrator can create a single file containing the answers to all the questions that would normally be asked during a typical installation." So apparently you could make an ISO with a kickstart file on it and it would perform an automatic installation, similar to how preseeding works in Debian. –  Dr Kitty Apr 16 '12 at 1:58
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Vm console does not require vmware tools at all. If you cannot open console something is wrong. Check your vcenter and host logs to see if they have more details.

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