I know next to nothing about Linux (but am trying to learn). Now that we have that out of the way ...
I have an i5 - quad core 3.3Ghz, 16GB, 1TB SATA drives running (as plain as possible) Windows 7 Ultimate x64host - current on patches. On top of that I am running VMware Workstation v8 - VMware-workstation-full-8.0.2-591240 (latest update).
I have downloaded and installed http://ftp.telus.net/pub/centos/6.2/iso ... n-DVD1.iso
as a guest VM. I also installed the VMware tools into this CentOS installation.
The issue I'm facing is when I attempt to shutdown or restart CentOS, I am presented a black (non-graphical) screen with :
Shutting Down...Running guests on default URI:
(if it's a restart, replace "Shutting Down" with "Restarting")
and it just sits there. Every other VM (including Windows 7, Red Hat v6.2 and Fedora 16) shuts down "properly" and "powers off" the VM.
I did some searching on that text and came up with a few indications that it was something to do with Linux's Virtual environment .... possibly a bug in earlier versions.
I did a - yum remove *virt* - which did nothing to affect my issue.
Any (easy to follow