CentOS-6.4 Installation

CentOS-6.4 Installation

Introduction

Welcome to the CentOS 6.4 release. CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by our Upstream OS Provider (UOP)1.

CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendor’s redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible. CentOS mainly changes packages to remove upstream vendor branding and artwork.

CentOS 6.4 Features

If you’re looking for fresh CentOS 6.4 installation, then download the .iso images from the links provided below and follow the installation instructions with screenshots mentioned below.

Direct Download CentOS 6.4 DVD ISO Images

  1. CentOS-6.4-i386-bin-DVD1.iso
  2. CentOS-6.4-i386-bin-DVD2.iso
  1. CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD1.iso
  2. CentOS-6.4-x86_64-bin-DVD2.iso

1. Prerequisites

To install such a system you will need the following:

Download the two CentOS 6.4 DVDs from a mirror next to you (the list of mirrors can be found here: http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/x86_64/).
A fast Internet connection.

2.  Installation Part

  • Boot from your first CentOS 6.4 DVD (DVD 1). Select Install or upgrade an existing system:

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  •  It can take a long time to test the installation media so we skip this test here:

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  • The welcome screen of the CentOS installer appears. Click on Next:

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  •  Choose your language next:

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  • Select your keyboard layout:

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  • Here we assume that you are using a locally attached hard drive, so you should select Basic Storage Devices here:

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  • You might see the following warning - Error processing drive. If you see this click on the Re-initialize all button to proceed:

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  • Fill in the hostname of the server (e.g. server1.example.com), then click on the Configure Network button:

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  •  Choose your time zone:

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  •  Give root a password:

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  •  Next we do the partitioning. Select Create Custom Layout but if you are not aware of partitioning section then just choose Replace Existing System which will give you a small /boot partition and a large / partition which is fine for our purposes:

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  • Create partitions as mentioned below:

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  • The hard drive is being formatted:

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  •  Now we select as per our requirement, Here we are selecting Desktop

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  •  The installation begins. This will take a few minutes:

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  • Finally, the installation is complete, and you can remove the installation media from computer and reboot it:

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  • After the reboot, log in as root & enjoy!!

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