CentOS 7 Installation Steps with Screenshots

After the release of Redhat enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) , CentOS community has released its Latest Operating System named as CentOS 7.

Some of the new features in CentOS 7 as compared with CentOS 6.X are listed below :

  • CentOS 7 uses XFS as its default file system.

  • OpenJDK-7 is the default JDK.

  • initd has been replaced by systemd.

  • New Linux Kernel 3.10.0, support for Linux Containers, and the inclusion of the Open VMware Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box.

  • Change in the numbering Scheme, Official release is Centos 7.0-1406 , where as 7 Comes from RHEL 7 and 1406 shows release date(June 2014).


In this article we will go through the CentOS 7 Installations steps with screenshots.


Step:1 First Download the .iso file from the CentOS website, burn it onto the disc. Boot your PC from DVD.

Use this link to Download CentOS 7 ( 64 bit)


Step:2 Choose 'Install CentOS 7' option and press enter



Step:3 Choose your respective Language and click on Continue, in my case i have choose English , as shown below



Step: 4 Change the Installation Destination , by default installer will do automatic partitioning for your hard disk. To create your own customize partition table click on 'Installation Destination'.



As you can see below i have around 30 GB hard drive for OS installation. choose 'I will configure partitioning' then click Done



Step:5 Create the partition table , In my case i am putting everything under LVM and created /boot , / and swap parition as shown below :


Click on Done



Click on Accept Changes


Step:6  Set Date & Time with your respective Zone



Step:7 Configure Networking and Set the hostname .



Step:8 Select the Software that you want to install. Click on "Software Selection".

In my case i am selecting Gnome Desktop as shown below :



Step:9 Now Click on Begin Installation .



Step:10 Set root password



Step:11 Create a User



Step:12 Installation is in Progress as shown below



Once the installation is completed, you will be required to reboot the machine as shown below :



Step:13 When we first login to CentOS , Accept the EULA agreement



Below Screen will appear after login .



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