Installation of “CentOS 7.0″ with Screenshots

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94 Responses

  1. Ario says:

    I tried the above steps on a bare machine (new and without any OS), but forgot to manually partition my disk (step 10). I wanted to repeat the installation procedure from scratch and boot from my bootable USB again in order to do my own partitioning. However, when I reboot the system and I choose the booting option in BIOS to be from my USB, the system freezes and never proceeds further to save and exit! I have repeated this a few times and the same problem occurs. Any idea why this happens!?

  2. Bruce says:

    I don’t get the expected screen when trying to install CENTOS 7 on a desktop. I created the bootable DVD, changed the boot sequence, installed the DVD, and the bios asked if I wanted to “Install CENTOS 7”, all of which I expected.

    After that I just get:

    "Started Device-Mapper Multipath Device Controller" 
    "Starting Open-iSCSI..." 
    "Started Open-iSCSI."
    "Starting dracut initqueue hook..."
    "Started Show Plymouth Boot Screen."
    "Reached target Paths."
    "Reached target Basic System."

    After that… the machine does nothing further. Please help!

  3. Suraj says:

    What is the command to get GUI after the successful local host login?

  4. suman says:

    Thanks a lot admin, I have installed successfully, it’s a very helpful content for newbie

  5. Ken Vamenta says:

    I want to setup and configure Zimbra Collaboration Suite in CentOS 7 but I’m confused what CentOS image I will choose if it’s DVD iso, Everything iso or Minimal iso. Please give me the right iso I will download. Thank you.

  6. Clark says:

    @ravi Sir, its recommended to chose minimal or basic web server? i want to build a webserver (LAMP)for my website

  7. Shubham says:

    I want to install Linux in my usb (pendrive), i want to use it live please suggest me how can i use that?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Its simple, during installation drive selection, give your USB drive location..

    • Matei Cezar says:

      Use unbootin to create a bootable USB drive with a live ISO Linux distro (CentOS is not a live linux distro) or Rufus to create bootable live USB for UEFI compatible machines. Instaling directly to a portable USB instead of a fixed Hard Drive will mess things out (MBR stage one bootloader/ GPT) and can render your machine unable to boot.

  8. Sammeer says:

    Hi Cezar,

    I will give it a go on a windows 7 a machine. One question though will it create a dual-boot system after following all your steps?

    I have prepared a USB with UNITBOOTIN!

    Will update you on status! :)

  9. suman bogati says:

    How do I remove window 7 and install centos?

  10. Matei Cezar says:

    Are you trying to perform the installation directly on laptop or in a virtual machine inside the laptop? Does it throws you any errors whatsoever? what’s you machine resources in terms of RAM, CPU and HDD?

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