CentOS 6.3 Step by Step Installation Guide with Screenshots

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.

  1. OpenOffice 3.2 has been replaced by LibreOffice 3.4, if you update from previous version of CentOS 6 using ‘yum update’ and have openoffice installed, the update will automatically remove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.
  2. Many drivers have been updated and improved in virtulisation.
  3. 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.

Direct Download CentOS 6.3 DVD ISO Images

  1. CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD1.iso
  2. CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD2.iso
  1. CentOS-6.3-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
  2. CentOS-6.3-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso

Torrent Download CentOS 6.3 DVD ISO Images

  1. CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD1to2.torrent
  2. CentOS-6.3-x86_64-bin-DVD1to2.torrent
  3. 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.

    Select Install or Upgrade

    Select Install or Upgrade

    2. Choose skip media test as it may take long time to check media.

    Skip CentOS 6.3 Media Test

    Skip CentOS 6.3 Media Test

    3. CentOS 6.3 Welcome Screen press Next.

    CentOS 6.3 Welcome Screen

    CentOS 6.3 Welcome Screen

    4. Language Selection.

    CentOS 6.3 Language Selection

    CentOS 6.3 Language Selection

    5. Select appropriate Keyboard.

    CentOS 6.3 Keyboard Selection

    CentOS 6.3 Keyboard Selection

    6. Select Basic Storage Device if your hard drive is attached locally.

    CentOS 6.3 Storage Device Selection

    CentOS 6.3 Storage Device Selection

    7. You may get Storage Device warning, you can click Yes, discard any data button to Continue.

    CentOS 6.3 Storage Device Warning

    CentOS 6.3 Storage Device Warning

    8. Give a Hostname to the server and click on Configure Network button if you want to configure network while installation.

    CentOS 6.3 Hostname and Network Setup

    CentOS 6.3 Hostname and Network Setup

    9. Click Wired tab and click on Add button.

    CentOS 6.3 Network Setup

    CentOS 6.3 Network Setup

    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 4.2.2.2 for demo. This IP Address may vary in your environment.

    CentOS 6.3 Network Configuration

    CentOS 6.3 Network Configuration

    11. Select Time Zone.

    CentOS 6.3 Set Timezone

    CentOS 6.3 Set Timezone

    12. Give a root password.

    CentOS 6.3 root Password

    CentOS 6.3 root Password

    13. Select appropriate partitioning as per your requirement.

    CentOS 6.3 Partition Selection

    CentOS 6.3 Partition Selection

    14. Verify filesystem. Here, you can edit filesystem If you want.

    CentOS 6.3 Partition Verify

    CentOS 6.3 Partition Verify

    15. Disk Format Warning, click on Format.

    CentOS 6.3 Disk Format

    CentOS 6.3 Disk Format

    16. Select Write Changes to disk.

    CentOS 6.3 Disk Changes

    CentOS 6.3 Disk Changes

    17. Hard Drive is Formatting.

    CentOS 6.3 Disk Formatting

    CentOS 6.3 Disk Formatting

    18. Here, you can give Boot loader Password for better security.

    CentOS 6.3 Boot Loader Password

    CentOS 6.3 Boot Loader Password

    19. Select the applications you want to install, you can choose Customize now and click Next.

    CentOS 6.3 Package Selection

    CentOS 6.3 Package Selection

    20. Select the applications you want to install and click Next.

    CentOS 6.3 Packages Selection

    CentOS 6.3 Packages Selection

    21. Installation started, this may take several minutes as per selection of packages.

    CentOS 6.3 Installation

    CentOS 6.3 Installation

    22. Installation completed, Please remove CD/DVD and reboot system.

    CentOS 6.3 Installation Completes

    CentOS 6.3 Installation Completes

    23. Welcome to CentOS 6.3 Login Screen.

    CentOS 6.3 Login Screen

    CentOS 6.3 Login Screen

    24. CentOS 6.3 Desktop Screen.

    CentOS 6.3 Desktop Screen

    CentOS 6.3 Desktop Screen

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108 Responses

  1. After reading this installation guide,am now thinking of moving away from Ubuntu Desktop to CentOS as my primary OS.

  2. Ben says:

    I am not getting the screen from #19 to customize the install when using a i386 live CD or live DVD.

  3. Chandramouli says:

    Thank you so much. Now, I have installed CentOS 6.4 successfully in my machine with dual boot.

  4. nagapavan says:

    i have windows8 on my laptop and i have installed centos in my laptop along with window8 but during my boot up it is not showing centos option please give tell me the solution

  5. annonimous says:

    please help me.. my work is gone.. this centos is bullshit
    !!!

  6. irshad says:

    Till snapshot 22 my installation was correct. But dint get the login screen as shown in the snapshots. I tried ssh -X and startx commands but dint work.

  7. venkatesh karnasula says:

    here installing centos there default selection is “minimal” and this screen shot shown select a web server:” please remember ,that no need to select “minimal” r “web server”
    here we have to select “DESKTOP” … that only select for gui coming on centos otherwise command mode only comming … thanking u ..

  8. faizu says:

    done upto step 22, after reboot following
    black screen comes , says to login, i m able to root login,,
    help to get rid of black screen

  9. Usman says:

    I installed 6.4 in my desktop. when i start my PC after boot menu i lost my display.

    Please tell me what i do?

  10. Mak K. says:

    I installed CentOS 6.4 x86_64. Installed apache over it. Provided fixed ip to the machine but the apache website is not accessible over LAN, is am I missing something?

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