How to install CentOS 6.5 minimal

CentOS is a Community ENTerprise Operating System and it is a Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).
If you’re looking for fresh CentOS 6.5 installation, then download the .iso images from the links provided below,  burn the ISO to a CD and boot it and follow the installation instructions with screenshots mentioned below.

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Install CentOS 6.5

Insert or boot with installation media, ‘Select Install or upgrade existing system‘ options.

Boot CentOS 6.5

You may choose skip installation media check.

CentOS 6.5 skip media test

CentOS 6.5 welcome screen. (Pres enter)

CentOS 6.5 welcome screen

Select the language and press “OK“.

CentOS 6.5 Language select screen

Select the model of the keyboard or just leave it to the default value. then press “OK“.

CentOS 6.5 keyboard selection

If you get a “Warning Message” such as the one below, just choose “Re-initialize all“.

Re-initialize Hard disk device

Then select your time zone and (Press TAB) and then  “OK“.

Then select your time zone

Now, you will need to enter a password. This will be the password for the root user (or Administrator password). Then select “OK“.

Set root password

Now, select “Use enty drive or Replace existing Linux system” and then press “OK“.

Partitioning type

Now, press “Write changes to disk“.

Write changes to disk

Now, it will begin installing CentOS 6.5. It might take a while for it to complete.

Package installation

After, it is done installing , you will see a message saying “Congratulations, your CentOS installation is complete“. Select “Reboot” and pres ENTER.

CentOS 6.5 complite installation

It will reboot now, and you will see the CentOS 6.5 booting screen.

CentOS 6.5 boot screen

Now, you will see the login prompt as shown in the picture below. Now, Type the login as “root” and password as the password you entered during the setup.

CentOS 6.5 login screen
CentOS 6.5

This is a minimal mode CentOS and so many application packages are not installed. You will also have to configure the network to access the internet.
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