Hi, Here i will show you how to install CentOS 6 on PC. It is derived entirely from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution. CentOS exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its upstream source, Red Hat. CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System.
CentOS released under GNU GPL license and it’s freely available to download from official website. Once download ISO image, burn it into DVD using your favourite burner and Boot from DVD by making the DVD ROM to boot first in BIOS.
Follow the steps to install CentOS 6 from scratch.
Step 1: Select the Install or update existing the system and Press Enter.
Step 2: Choose Skip the installation media check.
Step 3: Click Next on Welcome Window.
Step 4: Choose language and click Next.
Step 5: Choose Keyboard type and click Next.
Step 6: Select the installation device type and click Next.
Basic Storage Devices – It includes normal SATA or IDE Hard disk, This option will work mostly for all PC’s
Specialized Storage Device – It includes SAN,iSCSI,FCoE and zFCP devices. This option is for experienced and server level installation.
Step 7: Specify the Host Name. If you like to configure network connection click on Configure Network.
Step 8: Select your network device and click on Edit.
Step 9: Check on Connect automatically and click on IPv4 Setting tab.
Step 10: Setup your network setting and click Apply, Click Close in the Network Configuration Window.
Step 11: Select your Time Zone and click Next.
Step 12: Type the password for root account and click Next. PS: Recommended to use strong password.
Step 13: Select the Type of installation and click Next.
Step 14: Select Customize now and click Next.
Step 16: Select the package of software that you want to install and click Next.
Installation will begin
Click on Reboot to Finish the installation
Only the installation of CentOS 6 is finished, but Post installation configuration are still pending. Once machine rebooted it will prompt you for post configuration.