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How to Install CentOS 7 Step by Step (with Pictures)

CentOS 7 is one of the most robust distributions in all of Linux. Its scope of work are servers, however, there are users who use it on the desktop. In any case, we are talking about pure stability. At a slightly more technical level, CentOS 7 is perfectly compatible at a binary level with RHEL, so robustness is guaranteed. So if you are starting on Linux servers and you have doubts about it, I will show you how to install CentOS 7. And to better understand the process, I will use images that will help with the process.

How to Install CentOS 7?

Step 1: Begin Installation

First of all, you have to download a CentOS image from the download section of the project website. Then, make a USB bootable and then restart the computer.

To begin installation, click on the Install to Hard Drive icon on the desktop.

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Step 2: Select Language And Keyboard

Select your preferred language as well as the Keyboard type you have.

Step 3: Change The Installation Destination

By default, the Anaconda installer will choose automatic partitioning for your hard disk. Click on the Installation Destination icon to change this to custom partitioning.

Click on the hard drive you want to install CentOS 7 and under the Other Storage Options, choose I will configure partitioning then click Done.

Step 4: Select The Partitioning Scheme

Next, select the partitioning scheme to use for the mount points.

After that, accept the changes to apply them.

Step 5: Set Date And Time

Click on the clock icon under the localization menu and select a time zone from the map of the world, then click Done.

Once you have chosen the time and date as well as the timezone, you will see a summary of the installation. This is a good time to review all changes carefully.

Step 6: Begin Installation

Now after configuring the System and Localization settings you can click on the Begin Installation button.

The installation will begin immediately and as it proceeds you need to set up a User account as well as the root password.

Click on the root password option and enter a password and confirmation of the same then click Done. I recommend that you use a strong password to prevent it from being stolen or guessed by others.

The next step is to create a user account. Enter the correct details and if this is the administrator account, tick Make this user administrator and Require a password to use this account for security purposes.

After that, the process will continue.

Then, the installer should complete installing the software and the bootloader.

Once complete you should get a success message, after which you can click quit.

Finally, once you log in to your CentOS 7 accept the EULA agreement and enjoy!


Generally speaking, it is fair to say that CentOS 7 servers are very well cataloged. But it has been very well carved fame based on stability, robustness and a powerful community that document and provide help to the user of this Linux distribution.

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