Linux and Nginx Guest on VmWare Fusion 6

I have VmWare Fusion 6 on a Mavericks MacBook and I am wanting to set up a test environment for Linux and Nginx.  Presently, I use it for Windows 7.

What stacks or iso's are available for Linux and Nginx?  I need to set up each as a separate guest.

I will need mysql capability also.

Please tell me how to make this happen.


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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
sharingsunshineAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the information but I can't see how it uses VMware and operates as a guest.  Am I missing something?

I am on Amazon now so I really don't want to do my testing that way, if I don't have to.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You install that iso in a VMware guest.

What do you mean by Amazon? You question is about a MacBook?
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sharingsunshineAuthor Commented:
I didn't know what file type to be looking for so all I saw was this line that I could make sense of.

 Run from browser: Deploy Nginx php fastcgi in minutes to the Amazon EC2 cloud

That's why I thought you were referring to something about Amazon.  I see now you aren't.

I have downloaded the iso but I am now getting this screen and not going any further.  Here is a screenshot.

How do I get this going from here?
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Select 'Install to harddisk'.
sharingsunshineAuthor Commented:
I did that and I get this screen

when I choose "Finish partitioning and write changes" I get this screen.

not sure where to go next
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
You're not used to Linux installers I can see, no problem. Instead of learning you how to do that, it may be easier for you to get the VM download from the same page I linked to above. Should save you some time ;)
sharingsunshineAuthor Commented:
OK, I downloaded what seemed to me the VM.  See screenshot it is the top entry the other  one is what I tried before.

Now I am at the screen for network settings.  I tried dhcp and it failed so now doing manually.  I am putting in the settings that the router uses.  Is that correct?  When it asks for the name of the server it fails when I put in localhost.  So what should I  put in that box?
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
DHCP should work just fine, how come it failed? Describe what happened. Which settings are you applying where exactly? What do you want to do with Linux and Nginx anyway? I'm not sure whether I can put you on the right track here.
sharingsunshineAuthor Commented:
Just wanting to use vmware on my mac to run test environments with linux.  I need an apache and linux setup.
sharingsunshineAuthor Commented:
it seems if I pick the option to quit the configuration menu I can get to the login.  However, on this virtual machine there is no yum to update with.  Do you have any suggestions?

Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
The turnkey is just built for its purpose, if you want a generic Linux test environment, then you can also just get a Fedora or Ubuntu distribution and install that into a VM guest. You can have a look at and select a distribution that you like.

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sharingsunshineAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.  I was able to get a centos distribution going and with this link that will be a good resource in the future.  Glad to also know how the turnkey solutions work.

I am having problems with copy and paste of text from mac side to the guest.  I copy from Mac and try control V or command v and neither will paste on the command line.

Do you have any ideas?
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