CentOS 6.10 Installation Guide with Screenshots

CentOS is a widely used Linux distribution in the Enterprise Linux family, because of many reasons, including being stable and manageable. This CentOS 6.10 release is based on the upstream release Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.10 comes with bug fixes, new functionalities & updates.

It’s highly recommended to go through release notes as well as the upstream technical notes about the changes before an installation or up-gradation.

Download CentOS 6.10 DVD ISO’s

CentOS 6.10 Torrent files for the DVD‘s are available at:

  1. CentOS-6.10-i386-bin-DVD1to2.torrent [32-bit]
  2. CentOS-6.10-x86_64-bin-DVD1to2.torrent [64-bit]

Upgrade CentOS 6.x to CentOS 6.10

CentOS Linux is created to automatically upgrade to a new major version (CentOS 6.10) by running the following command that will upgrade your system seamlessly from any earlier CentOS Linux 6.x release to 6.10.

# yum udpate

We strongly recommend you to perform a fresh installation rather than upgrading from other major CentOS versions.

In this article, we will show how to install a fresh CentOS 6.10 using the DVD ISO image, with a graphical user interface (GUI) or desktop environment by default.

CentOS 6.10 Installation Guide

1. First start by downloading the CentOS 6.10 DVD ISO and then burn it to a DVD or create a bootable USB stick using LiveUSB Creator called Rufus, Unetbootin or terminal based Bootiso.

2. Next, boot your computer using the bootable USB or CD, press any key to access the Grub menu, then select Install and click Enter.

CentOS 6.10 Install Grub Menu

CentOS 6.10 Install Grub Menu

3. After all services and start scripts have been started, the CentOS Graphical Installer will be launched, as shown in the following screenshot. Click on Next to proceed.

CentOS 6.10 Installer

CentOS 6.10 Installer

4. Choose the installation language you wish to use, and click on Next.

CentOS 6.10 Installation Language

CentOS 6.10 Installation Language

5. Choose the keyboard layout you wish to use and click on Next.

CentOS 6.10 Keyboard Layout

CentOS 6.10 Keyboard Layout

6. Choose the type of storage devices (basic or specialized) to be used for the installation and click Next.

CentOS 6.10 Installation Storage Device

CentOS 6.10 Installation Storage Device

7. Next, select the option to clear data on the storage disk by selecting Yes, discard any data and click Next.

CentOS 6.10 Storage Device Warning

CentOS 6.10 Storage Device Warning

8. Now set the Hostname and click Next.

Set CentOS 6.10 Hostname

Set CentOS 6.10 Hostname

9. Set the Timezone for your location and click Next to proceed.

Set CentOS 6.10 Timezone

Set CentOS 6.10 Timezone

10. Afterwards, set the root user password and confirm it and click Next to continue.

Set CentOS 6.10 Root Password

Set CentOS 6.10 Root Password

11. Next, you need to define the type of installation you want. Read the descriptions of the options carefully and select the appropriate one. If you want to use the whole disk space, choose Use All Space, but to perform a custom installation, choose Create Custom Layout.

Select CentOS 6.10 Installation Type

Select CentOS 6.10 Installation Type

12. The installer will review and modify partition layout. You can select a device to edit or delete, but if everything is ok, click Next.

CentOS 6.10 Device Partition Summary

CentOS 6.10 Device Partition Summary

CentOS 6.10 Disk Formatting

CentOS 6.10 Disk Formatting

13. Then permit the installer to apply the recent setup to disk by selecting Write changes to disk and then click Next to proceed.

CentOS 6.10 Disk Write Changes

CentOS 6.10 Disk Write Changes

14. Now tell the installer to install the boot loader, (remember you can specify a different device other than the default selected), and click Next to start actual installation of files (copy of ISO image to disk).

CentOS 6.10 Boot Loader

CentOS 6.10 Boot Loader

15. When the installation is complete, click on Close to reboot the system.

CentOS 6.10 Installation Complete

CentOS 6.10 Installation Complete

16. After rebooting and starting all services, you will land at the Welcome screen, click on Forward to continue.

CentOS 6.10 Welcome

CentOS 6.10 Welcome

17. Agree to the CentOS License Agreement and click on Forward.

CentOS 6.10 License Agreement

CentOS 6.10 License Agreement

18. Now create an additional user, enter the username, full name and set for it a password and confirm the password and click Forward to proceed.

CentOS 6.10 User Account

CentOS 6.10 User Account

19. Next, set the Date and Time for your system. It is recommend to synchronize data and time over network. Once your are done, click Forward.

CentOS 6.10 Date and Time

CentOS 6.10 Date and Time

20. Now configure Kdump and click on Finish.

CentOS 6.10 kdump

CentOS 6.10 kdump

21. Finally, log into your new CentOS 6.10 system as shown.

CentOS 6.10 Login

CentOS 6.10 Login

CentOS 6.10 Desktop

CentOS 6.10 Desktop

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CentOS 6.10 operating system on your computer. If you have any questions or thoughts to share, use the feedback from below to reach us.

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41 Responses

  1. Dupa says:

    Omg why used a so old distro why not centos7? CentOS is about to die like very soon

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Dupa,

      I understand your concerns, but CentOS 6 still used by many big companies as compared to CentOS 7. I know CentOS 6 will be end in November 30th 2020, so we have two more years to use this version.

  2. miss u says:

    what if i’m using flash drive as my installer and after I click reboot, it will be closed and the result after I unmount is CLI.
    I want a GUI.
    What will I do?

  3. Mayur says:

    Sir,

    Please post a tutorial regarding how to Dual Boot CentOS 6.x onwards with Windows 7.

    I have seen many posts but not getting concrete explaination.

    TIA!!

  4. FredF says:

    Hello,

    I have installed my radius server on centos 6.4 i386 and now I want to upgrade it to centos 6.5 x86_64.

    How can I proced?

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