I installed ClearOS on ESXi and everything went smoothly until the GUI came up (can't see anything, just white and green mess).
I have access to it through SSH but was hoping to get it configured with the GUI to make things easier.
It's fully updated
CentOS installed just fine in another VM so I'm thinking it might be ClearOS specific?
2nd time Installing it, same problem both times
Installed from ISO because the VMware package I downloaded didn't work.
I agree with John on this the best way to configure ClearOS is through the WebConfig than the console gui. I found the console gui is very limited (basic) to setting up your services, compared to using the webgui instead. Plus it uses less resources if you just uninstall the console gui all together.
I recommend ignoring the GUI and using webconfig as well. You cannot (or at least I could not used the text interface, there is a big which means the wizard willnot complete as you cannot set the hostname for the certifcate).
The problem will go away when you install the vmware tools - follow these instructions. To get a text level console to log in try CTRL ALT F2 or F1 (can't remember which). SSH will not work as at the end of the process you need to stop the network which will of course kill your SSH tunnel.
Am very new to Linux but I got the same issue. The GUI didn't work so I accessed the CLI (ALT+F2) and typed 'Webconfig' I got a message that it could not bind to port 81 or such (Pros please clean up my language). Being a CiSCO guy I thought it must be something to do with networking so I unplugged all the network cables and guess what? It worked!
Try it and good luck.
PS: If you are in VM just disable the network cards
All the best
I recommend ignoring the GUI and using webconfig as well. You cannot (or at least I could not used the text interface, there is a bug which means the wizard will not complete as you cannot set the hostname for the certifcate). I agree, using the text based interface shouldn't be so buggy for initial setup as setting the hostname seems to make it hang; and I prefer configuring a new ClearOS install with the text based interface vs using webconfig. Likely it is relavent to registration requirements and requires webconfig to properly complete the installation. I also do not install the console GUI as I do not like the concept of having windows of any nature on my headless server and I could never uninstall it.
Less is always more; make it fast. And of course, it just needs to work out of the box with minimal stress and/or knowledge. It should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes [max] to start with a ClearOS ISO CD and finish with a functioning system complete with website CMS up and running via module installation.