This post will guide you a step-by-step installation of Community ENTerprise Operating System 6.3 (CentOS) with screenshots. Less than three weeks after the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3. The CentOS Project has released its clone of RHEL 6.3 distribution on 09 July 2012.
CentOS 6.3 Features
CentOS Linux Distribution contains some new exciting features like.
- OpenOffice 3.2 has been replaced by LibreOffice 3.4, if you update from previous version of CentOS 6 using ‘yum update’ and have openoffice installed, the update will automatically remove openoffice and install libreoffice.
- Many drivers have been updated and improved in virtulisation.
- Upstream has deprecated the Matahari API for operating system management has been deprecated, and there’s new tools for moving physical and virtual machines into Virtual KVM machine instances. These new tools from Red Hat are virt-p2v and virt-v2v for physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual migration, respectively.
Download CentOS 6.3 DVD ISO
- Download CentOS 6.3 32-bit DVD ISO – (3.6 GB)
- Download CentOS 6.3 64-bit DVD ISO – (4.0 GB)
- Download both 32-bit and 64-bit DVD ISO.
CentOS 6.3 Step by Step Graphical Installation Guide
Boot Computer with CentOS 6.3 OS Installation CD/DVD.
1. Select Install or Upgrade existing system options.
2. Choose skip media test as it may take long time to check media.
3. CentOS 6.3 Welcome Screen press Next.
4. Language Selection.
5. Select appropriate Keyboard.
6. Select Basic Storage Device if your hard drive is attached locally.
7. You may get Storage Device warning, you can click Yes, discard any data button to Continue.
8. Give a Hostname to the server and click on Configure Network button if you want to configure network while installation.
9. Click Wired tab and click on Add button.
10. Select Connect Automatically, go to ipv4 settings tab and select Method and select Manual in drop down. Click on Add tab to fill address box with IP Address, Netmask, Gateway and DNS Server. Here I’m using IP Address 192.168.1.6 and DNS Server is 188.8.131.52 for demo. This IP Address may vary in your environment.
11. Select Time Zone.
12. Give a root password.
13. Select appropriate partitioning as per your requirement.
14. Verify filesystem. Here, you can edit filesystem If you want.
15. Disk Format Warning, click on Format.
16. Select Write Changes to disk.
17. Hard Drive is Formatting.
18. Here, you can give Boot loader Password for better security.
19. Select the applications you want to install, you can choose Customize now and click Next.
20. Select the applications you want to install and click Next.
21. Installation started, this may take several minutes as per selection of packages.
22. Installation completed, Please remove CD/DVD and reboot system.
23. Welcome to CentOS 6.3 Login Screen.
24. CentOS 6.3 Desktop Screen.
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