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Installation of CentOS 7 with Screenshots

This article will help you how to install the CentOS 7, using the DVD ISO image, step by step with snapshots, this article is simple even for the new users.

Welcome to CentOS 7
Welcome to CentOS 7

CentOS 7.0 Installation Steps

1. The initial step is to download the CentOS and burn it to a DVD or make a bootable USB stick.

2. Boot from your bootable source (DVD or USB) and begin the installation process. First screen would be appear, choose the Install CentOS 7

Choose Install CentOS 7
Choose Install CentOS 7

3. The system will begin the process to load media installer and a Welcome To CentOS 7 screen would appear. Select your Installation Process Language and tap on Continue.

Select language
Select language

4.  To set Date and Time, tap on Date and Time

Select Date and Time
Select Date & Time

5. And select your location and hit Done catch on the upper left side.

Choose location
Choose location

6. To set your Language Support and Keyboard settings. Go to Language support.

Set up language support
Set up language support

7. Choose your language for the system and click on Done

Select additional language
Select additional language

8. Now set the language for keyboard layout, tap on Keyboard.

Language for keyboard
Language for keyboard

9. You can add more language from here, click on + button.

Add language here
Add language here

10.  Now choose the Installation Source.

Choose installation source
Choose Installation source

11. I will recommend you please choose the default Auto-detected installation media. If you are using https, FTP or even additional repositories, need to specify here.

Select installation Media
Select Installation media

12. Next step is to choose the required software for your server. Click on Software Selection.

Software selection
Software Selection

13. Select minimal installation for core server. If you need GUI interface, select the GNOME DESKTOP.

Select base environment
Select base environment

14. Now click on Installation Destination.

Installation destination
Installation destination

15. Next step is to select the hard disk and click on I will configure partitioning.

Select hard disk
Select hard disk

16. On the next screen, choose the LVM (LogicalVolume Manager) as partitioning scheme and click on Click here to create them automatically, which will create three required partitions using XFS filesystem.

  1. /boot – Non LVM
  2. /(root) – LVM
  3. Swap – LVM
Select LVM
Select LVM
Partitions installation
Partitions installation

17. You can create manually, hit the + button.

Manually partitions
Manually partitions

18. Choose the mount point, specify the size and click on Add mount point. You need to create three required partitions.
1. /boot
2. /(root)
3. Swap

Add a mount point
Add a mount point
Manually partitions completed
Manually partitions completed

19. Partitions are made, hit on Done button and Accept Changes on the prompt window.

accept changes for the partitions
accept changes for the partitions

20.  Next step to set up network and hostname, click on Network & Hostname.

Select network & hostname
Select network & hostname

21. Give FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) on Hostname filed, turn ON Network interface. If you have working DHCP server, it will automatically assign the IP address.

Enable ethernet
Enable ethernet

22. If you want to manually assign the IP address, click on Configure button and go to IPv4 tab. After that click on Add and give manually IP address, when you finished hit on Save button.

Manually assign IP address
Manually assign IP address

23. Now start the installation process, hit on Begin Installation button.

User settings
User settings

24. Set up a strong password for root account.

Set root password
Set root password

25.  Next step is to create a user, for this tap on User Creation and you can also make this user administrator user.

Create user
Create user
User created
User created

26. As installation process completes, CentOS is now successfully installed message shown on the screen, it requires reboot to use.

Installation CentOS finished
Installation CentOS finished

Perfect! CentOS 7 successfully installed. Now remove any installation media and reboot the system. Good Luck !!

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