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Newbie and need help for setting up CentOS on VirtualBox for Mac

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by Chaitanya, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Chaitanya

    Chaitanya New Member

    Hello Guys,

    I am a newbie and I downloaded virtualbox and it works great.
    I downloaded CentOS 6 and I have configured it on VirtualBox. CentOs has started and is working now.

    Although what I want to do further is that from my host machine(Mac) I want to connect to guest machine(CentOS).
    So that I can connect it through ssh and do further operations remotely.
    Can someone please help me understand how can I set this up? What changes are required on my mac or on centOS if need to do them?

    I selected NAT when I setup my virtual box. Further on CentOS by default the following IP address was available:

    Appreciate help to set this up.
    Also I am not able to use the clipboard across the machines? Any tips?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    I've never used VirtualBox but maybe somebody here could help you with the issue. :)
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  3. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

    Change the network adapter attached to your VirtualBox Guest to Bridged.


    I'd install the Guest Additions as well. Devices >> Install Guest Additions to sort out your clipboard issue.

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  4. dales

    dales Terabyte Poster

    All you should really need to do is configure centos to be an sshserver ( CentOS SSH Installation And Configuration ) < something like that should get you there. You can change from nat to bridged but if you are only accessing the centos install from the mac host there is no need to, it Only gets awkward if you are trying to access centos in nat mode on your mac from some other computer on your network as your router wont know where to point the traffic to unless you tell it.
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  5. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

    Aha, I knew there would be a setting somewhere for that. Probably the only place I didn't look (there and the entire internet) before firing up a browser on the guest OS and copying what I had to from there.
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