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I am gearing up to create a CentOS 5.5 server virtual machine in VBox and was wondering if there are special instructions, configurations or settings that I should be aware of ahead of time.


  1. What type of Linux should I select?
  2. Does it require special device drivers?
  3. Recommended memory, disk, etc. settings?
  4. Is there a VBox guide specific for this version of CentOS (I couldn't find one)

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Open the VBox
  2. Click on New
  3. in Name field Enter your ideal name For example MyOS
  4. Type: Linux
  5. Version: RedHat
  6. Click on next and Enter your memory size it's 512MB by default
  7. Click on next and choose Create virtual hard drive now
  8. Click on create
  9. In hard drive file type choose VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)
  10. Click on next
  11. In store on physical hard drive choose Dynamically Alocated
  12. Click next, Enter your virtual hard drive size it's 8GB by default.
  13. Click create
  14. Now start your machine
  15. Then choose your Disk Image and click Start
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