Introduction of CentOS
CentOS is one of the Linux distributions, safe, stable, and efficient, one of my favorite Linux distributions. CentOS is compiled from the red Hat Enterprise Linux Open source code and is not fundamentally different from Redhat Linux. But Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a commercial software that must be paid to Redhat, and CentOS has no restrictions on its use. If you need the stability of an enterprise-class operating system and do not want to pay for service support, CentOS will definitely be your best choice.
Second, CentOS download
Currently the latest version of CentOS is 6.2, download the address:
32 digits: http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/i386/
64 digits: http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/x86_64/
Third, CentOS installation steps
The download completes with two installation image files (CENTOS-6.2-I386-BIN-DVD1, CENTOS-6.2-I386-BIN-DVD2), and the installation system uses only the first mirrored file (CENTOS-6.2-I386-BIN-DVD1). Another mirrored file (CENTOS-6.2-I386-BIN-DVD2) is the accompanying package. To facilitate the demo, I use the VMware Workstation 8来 for installation. Specific hardware configuration
Load the mirrored file, start the power supply to install CentOS 6.2.
Enter the Welcome interface
Select the first item to install (direct return), the specific meaning:
Install or upgrade an existing system
Install the system with a basic graphics driver
Enter System Repair mode
Hard Drive Boot
Do you want to test the installation image (just over it)
Start setting CentOS 6.2 (direct next)
Set the language, keyboard type that the installation process displays (here I choose English, of course, I can choose Chinese.) Keyboard type remains the default)
Select storage device Type (default first: basic storage device)
Format the hard drive (select Yes,discart any data)
Set the computer name (just a name on the line, if lazy, the default bar) Select the time zone (choose Asia/Shanghai on the line)
Set Root user password
Select installation (partition) mode (manually set mount partition, select Create Custom Layout)
Mount partition (dot create creates a partition, default selection Stantard Partition (Standard partition), select mount point, partition size to create partition)
Here are my zoning methods (different uses can choose different partitions, and finally do not forget the swap partition OH), click Next, select Format (format), and then choose Write change to disk (the partition table written to the hard disk)
Install the boot loader (default)
Select Installed software (the default is minimal installation, if you need to install the desktop, select the first desktop), click Next to start installing the system
Installation complete, point reboot reboot
The first time you start CentOS you need to make some general settings for CentOS, just forward.
To create a normal user, Linux does not recommend the root user to the system on the line operation, root permissions are too high, misoperation may cause system crashes. Therefore, it is recommended to use the normal user, if the root user rights are required to switch
Set system time
Set Kdump, here is a warning, no need to pipe. (In fact, I temporarily do not use kdump, so do not have to set, direct finish).
Then to the login page, enter the user name, password, into the CentOS desktop, installation completed.