2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2013 1:24 PM by bithead2

    CentOS 6.x support?

    xu9j4 Novice

      I am hoping to create an appliance using Centos 6.2 minimal x64 or any other version of 64 bit CentOS 6; has anyone successfully done this with Studio 2.6?

       

      Tried using newos in the cli to create a new profile template but wasn't sure what else needed to be modified if I based it on the builtin RHEL 6 template.


      Thanks

        • 1. Re: CentOS 6.x support?
          reticent1 Lurker

          Yes, I was able to create a Basic CentOS 6.2 system. I recommend using the Rhel 6.0 as template.

          I originally used the CentOS 5.5 template but it uses some kickstart commands that are incompatible with CentOS 6.2.

          The RHel 6 template has the correct kickstart commands you need.

           

          In a nutshell this is what you need to do.

          You need to create the new OS templates using the cli. Follow the instructions on page 37 -- 38 of the Developer's Guide:

           

          studiocli --newos --osdesc "CentOS 6.2 64bit" --profile

          /opt/vmware/etc/build/templates/redhat/6/0_x86_64/build_profile

           

          I made the suggested changes mentioned in the TODO_new_os file.

           

          I then used the new OS template to create my profile.

           

          The blog section of this group has additional information regarding creating a new OS that I found helpful.

          • 2. Re: CentOS 6.x support?
            bithead2 Enthusiast

            For others that stumble onto this thread, the correct command (all on one line of course) is:

             

            studiocli --newos --osdesc "CentOS 6.2 64bit" --profile

            /opt/vmware/etc/build/templates/redhat/6/0_x86_64/build_profile.xml

             

            CJ