CentOS(Community Enterprise Operating System) is an open source Operating system. It is almost similar to RHEL(Red Hat Enterprise Linux) and can easily be downloaded from the CentOS site. It is generally used in the Data Center Where you don’t want buy or spend money on RHEL License and support.
In this tutorial we will discuss CentOS 6.4 installation steps with the Screenshots.
Step:1 Download the CentOS 6.X iso file from the CentOS Site :
Step:2 Now Burn the downloaded ISO file into DVD or USB drive
Step:3 Change the Server’s Boot Medium , select the DVD or USB drive depending upon your media. Below Screen will after booting with bootable media :
Select ‘Install & Upgrade existing system’ & press Enter
Step:4 Skip the Media Testing
Step:5 Click on Next & Start the Installation process
Step:6 Select your respective the language and click on Next
Step:7 Select Appropriate Keyboard
Step:8 Select the ‘Basic Storage Devices‘ as we are installing the OS on Server’s physical Hard drive
Step:9 As we are doing fresh installation so select ‘Yes, Discard any data‘
Step:10 Set the HostName and if you want to configure network during the installation then click on ‘configure network‘ and assgin the ip address,netmask and gateway according to your setup.
Step:11 Select your respective Time Zone & Click on Next
Step:12 Set the root password and Click on Next
Step:13 If you want to create customize parition table then select ‘Create Custome Layout‘ otherwise select ‘Replace Existing Linux System(s)’ , it will create the default paritions.
Step:14 Select ‘Write Changes to Disk‘ , it will start formating the disk.
Step:15 Select the Installation Type , in my case i am selecting ‘Minimal Desktop‘, If you are planning to install database server or webserver , then you should select the respective options & then click on Next
Step:16 Installation Started as shown below:
Step:17 Installation Completed ,Reboot your Machine
Step:18 Login Screen after Installation