CentOS 6.4 Step by Step Installation Guide with Screenshots

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188 Responses

  1. Boomanikandan says:

    CentOS 3.4 installations is done.but how to login to graphical mode..

    root login also done. how to view graphical mode in CentOS 3.4

    • Ravi Saive says:

      During installation, have you selected GNOME Desktop? if yes you can switch to GUI mode by running following command at boot time..don’t forget to reboot the machine after running below command.

      # ln -sf /lib/systemd/system/runlevel5.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target

      After reboot, if system doesn’t boot into GUI mode, then follow guide at:


  2. Amol says:


    I have installed CentOS 6.3 with dual boot Windows 7.

    Please suggest how to access windows partition in centos.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Amol Bhosale

  3. Sasuki says:

    I have installed Linux enterprise 6.4 now I’m facing a major problem as in I’m not able to install windows..


    Hai ravi , this is Ganapathi
    I am currently a user of windows 8 and i am intrest to learn linux and i want to install kali linux within the currently existing windows 8 for learning and security purpose…..
    Is that possible to install kali linux within windows 8……
    Ifso please guide me to install kali or some other like ubuntu within windows 8

  5. ranvir says:

    Hi Ravi,
    I appreciate your efforts.
    I have installed the first dvd only. I am facing problem in installing tata photon max. Is installation of iso-dvd-2 necessary for running internet connectivity, necessary.

    Pl help.


    • Ravi Saive says:

      Dear Ranvir,

      The first DVD is enough for installing all needed packages, the second DVD is optional, but regards to internet connectivity, you need to install some drivers related to your data card provider.

  6. sriram says:

    Do you have any ideas on how to customise the Basic server setup after i install Cent OS 6.5 using ISO files? i don’t want to go with YUM installer. Please advise. Thanks

  7. laxmi says:

    hi ravi please tell me complete samba4 installation steps in centos please give EX:

    host name:dc1
    doman name :laxmi.com
    my system ip
    sub net mask
    d gate way

    thank u

  8. Manjunath says:

    I am getting error like this when try to install GUI mode

    files contains prasing errors: file://///etc/yum.repos.d/iso.repo

    [line 2]: name-pkgs

  9. Ben says:

    Hi Ravi,
    Thank you for your quick response. How do I access the web using Centos 6.4. I set it up as a basic server with minimal installation. Everything is in command prompt and I dont have a deskktop like I would with Windows..

    I have been asked to access the web interface? How do I do that?

    Kind Regards

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Bro, I am confuse with your question, are you mean to access Desktop? or a Web Server? If it’s desktop, just install KDE or GNOME desktop environment. Just run the following command on the terminal to install Desktop.

      # yum groupinstall "Desktop" "Desktop Platform" "X Window System" "Fonts"

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