I have installed CentOS on a VMware Player for web server purposes. I performed the install and that went beautifully but when I add a user and reboot the CentOS server, the user is no longer created. I tried initiating a startup script for SSH (SSHD) and used chkconfig --level 5 sshd on but it does not start on reboot. I have tried changing the display to 1600 x 900 and the display settings do not store when I reboot. This is also the same if I close VMware player and startup.
Maybe I am too novice and don't know how to save settings but I have tried every tool I can think of to change or save even one configuration. I have used system-config-network and system-config-service. I have tried changing command line and in GUI. It doesn't even seem to store my installed programs!
I ruled out that it was simply a VMware player issue because it happens on reboot without closing Player. Any guidance on this issue would be truly appreciated!