CentOS 7 Installation Steps with Screenshots

After the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) , CentOS community has released its latest Operating System named as CentOS 7.

Some of the new features in CentOS 7 as compared with CentOS 6.X are listed below :

  • CentOS 7 uses XFS as its default file system.

  • OpenJDK-7 is the default JDK.

  • initd has been replaced by systemd.

  • New Linux Kernel 3.10.0, support for Linux Containers, and the inclusion of the Open VMware Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box.

  • Change in the numbering Scheme, Official release is Centos 7.0-1406 , where as 7 Comes from RHEL 7 and 1406 shows release date(June 2014).

 In this article we will go through the CentOS 7 Installations steps with screenshots.

Step:1 First Download the .iso file from the CentOS website, burn it onto the disc. Boot your PC from DVD.

Use this link to Download CentOS 7 ( 64 bit)

 Step:2 Choose ‘Install CentOS 7‘ option and press enter


 Step:3 Choose your respective Language and click on Continue, in my case i have choose English , as shown below


 Step: 4 Change the Installation Destination , by default installer will do automatic partitioning for your hard disk. To create your own customize partition table click on ‘Installation Destination‘.


 As you can see below i have around 30 GB hard drive for OS installation. choose ‘I will configure partitioning‘ then click Done


 Step:5 Create the partition table , In my case i am putting everything under LVM and created /boot , / and swap parition as shown below :


Click on Done


Click on Accept Changes

 Step:6  Set Date & Time with your respective Zone


Step:7 Configure Networking and Set the hostname .


Step:8 Select the Software that you want to install. Click on “Software Selection“.

In my case i am selecting Gnome Desktop as shown below :


Step:9 Now Click on Begin Installation .


 Step:10 Set root password


 Step:11 Create a User


 Step:12 Installation is in Progress as shown below


 Once the installation is completed, you will be required to reboot the machine as shown below :


 Step:13 When we first login to CentOS , Accept the EULA agreement


 Below Screen will appear after login .