CentOS 7 Installation

For CentOS 6 users it may be difficult to understand and use new CentOS 7 installer but for Fedora users it is an easy one. To ease the life of new CentOS 7 users, here are steps for minimal CentOS 7 install.

  1. Boot from DVD

    Select Install CentOS 7 by pressing ↑ and press ↵

  2. Language Selection

    Select your language and Click “continue”

  3. Installation Summary

    This is the main install setup screen. We will be configuring following sections

    2. DATE & TIME
  4. Network Settings

    I will be using DHCP, so clicking off to turn it on is enough. Static IP can be configured by clicking congfigure button. Hostname can be changed in hostname text entry box. When completed, Click “Done”

  5. Date Time Settings

    Select your timezone and Click “Done”

    Note:If Network time is off, this indicates that Network setup is not correct

  6. Install Destination Setup

    Select Disks to be used for installation
    Select “I will configure partitioning.” Click “Done”

  7. Paritioning

    Select Disks partitioning scheme Click “Click here to create them automatically”

    Click “Done”

    Click “Accept Changes”

    Click “Begin Installation”

  8. Begin install

    While installation is going on, setup root password and create a user account


  9. Setup Users

    Enter strong password for root user

    Click “Done”


    Enter Full Name, Username, Check mark “Make this use administrator”, Enter strong password

    Click “Done”

  10. Finish Installation

    Wait for installation to complete

    and Click “Reboot”

  11. First Boot

  12. First Login

  13. Secure the System

    When yum update completes, reboot the system