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    Virutal Machine And CentOS

    I am going to install a VM software and run CentOS but the thing is how much RAM would I need to allocate it as I plan to only use the CLI?

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    It will depend on what vm software you are using and what os your have on your host machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    I am going to install a VM software and run CentOS but the thing is how much RAM would I need to allocate it as I plan to only use the CLI?
    Well, what does the documentation for CentOS suggest that its minimum RAM requirements are? I have some Ubuntu VMs running with 192MB of RAM allocated, if that's any help - you can always try simply creating a VM with 192MB of RAM and see if CentOS runs in it. Do you need to use CentOS, could you use a smaller distribution - Ubuntu, or one of the ultra-small distros like Damn Small, System Rescue CD, etc?

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    Runnig debian VM with 128mb ram for a basic webserver

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    I was thinking of running CentOS with 256MB Ram as I have 1GB RAM giving me 744MB left giving me 232MB more than Vista reccomended.

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    On top of Vista? Ouch, I think that'll scream with only 1GB.

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    Well, centos needs 512MB for full version but could I run it on 128?

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    Can't see why not, the basic rule of thumb would be the less resources you allocate, the poorer it would perform.

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    The thing is I am not going to use the GUI just be working via the shell.

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    You can run it on 128Mb but I've had problems with yum not being able to allocate enough resources during updates. 256Mb is safer.

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    Ok, I will use 256MB, do you think Vista will be ok on the RAM left as I only have 1GB.

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    If you're patient with it.

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    I will only be using Vista to read the tut while working.

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