How to install CentOS 6.4


Cent OS, commonly known as Community Enterprise Operating System is an open source operating system.

Cent OS meets all the RedHat’s redistribution requirements and is generally used in industries where people need a stable Operating System without certification and licensing costs. Cent OS is used mainly as webservers and for a span of 2 years it was the most popular Linux Distribution for webservers. Around 30% of all the Linux webservers were Cent OS.

So let us see how to install CentOS 6.4, the latest version.

  1. Install or Upgrade an existing system.
    This is the first screen of CentOS installation. Select ‘Install or Upgrade an existing system’.
    If your system crashed, you can select ‘Rescue Installed System.’

    First screen. Select Install.

    First screen. Select Install.

  2. Skip the media testing.
    Skip testing.

    Skip testing.

     

     

  3. Select Installation Language and keyboard layout.

    Select Language

    Select Language

    Select Keyboard layout.

    Select Keyboard layout.

     

  4. Select Basic Storage Devices.

    basic Storage devices.

    basic Storage devices.

     

  5. It will warn you that your hard disk is going to be formatted. Select ‘Yes, discard any data’

    Discard any data.

    Discard any data.

     

  6. Enter a hostname for your machine.

    Enter hostname.

    Enter hostname.

     

  7. Select your country,

    Select your country

    Select your country

     

  8. Enter root password. Remember this password, You’ll need it later.

    Remeber root password.

    Remeber root password.

     

  9. Installation type : Select custom layout.
    you can use any one of the options, but here we are going to allocate ‘swap‘ and ‘/‘ manually so we will select custom layout.

    Select custom layout.

    Select custom layout.

     

  10. Current summary of your hard disk.
    Select free and click on create.

    Summary of your current hard-disk

    Summary of your current hard-disk

     

  11. Swap and ‘/’
    Select mount point as ‘swap’ and enter the size you want to give to Swap.
    Select mount point as ‘/’ and you can manually specify the size of ‘/’ (If you want to keep some unallocated space) or you can select the third option ‘Fill to maximum allowable size’.

    Assign swap memory

    Assign swap memory

    Create '/'

    Create ‘/’

     

  12. It will warn you before formatting. Select ‘Format’
    Select ‘/’ and click on install.

    Format

    Format

     

  13. Select ‘Write changes to disk’

    Write changes to disk.

    Write changes to disk.

     

  14. Install Linux Bootloader.

    Boot loader

    Boot loader

     

  15. Installation process.

    Installation

    Installation

     

  16. Restart

    Restart

    Restart

     

  17. Create a new user. Enter your details.

    Add a user

    Add a user

     

  18. Use CentOS 🙂

    ENJOY :)

    ENJOY !

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