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Old 09-26-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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Hi ,

I am using CentOS 5.3 iso image file and using it on VmWare 1.0.6(running on xp) to learn linux.The problem is that whenever i try to install a software and when the server is rebooted everything is gone.Also i am not able to delete any thingh as it give permission error like " cannot remove read only file sysytem.i did some basic googling and found out that my disk is read only.

Please find o/p of some commands.

[root@localhost ~]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-128.1.6.el5 #1 SMP Wed Apr 1 09:19:18 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/fstab
/dev/mapper/livecd-rw / ext3 defaults,noatime 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0

[root@localhost mnt]# ls
Image file i am using is : CentOS-5.3-i386-LiveCD

Please let me know if you need any further information but help me get rid of this problem.
Old 09-26-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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I suggest that you try to make a persistent image on a usb key and mount that with VMWare.
Old 09-26-2009, 09:58 PM   #3
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You are using a LiveCD, which does not save any changes.
If you wanna get serious, you should get the CentOS installation DVD & install it in VMWare.
Old 09-27-2009, 01:06 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply.

If i need to make persistent image on usb and mount it on vmware,can you please guide me through this.

Now i have already Live cd so please let me know all the alternatives so that i can continue with this setup only untill its not possible at all to work on this setup.As i am new to linux,please help me out guys.
Old 09-27-2009, 01:24 AM   #5
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CentOS LiveCD does not support persistence. So It'll require a little work to get it working.
Even if you make this work, you won't be able to get full functionality out of it.

The CentOS LiveCD also does not have a working installer yet. So you can't even install CentOS with it.
Since you are running this on VMWare, why not just download the install DVD & install it into the VM? That way, you have a fully functional CentOS installation.
Old 09-27-2009, 01:27 AM   #6
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or you can try simple solution suggested by ongte..get an installation cd and install it it vmware
Old 09-27-2009, 02:18 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot you guys.

Now i am clear what to do.Thanks again for helping me out.


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