Installing Centos 6.9
CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is a free Linux operating system that has a 100% binary compatibility with RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). Because of this compatibility, many individuals and organisations choose CentOS as their choice of Linux. In the example that follows, we will show you how to install a minimal build server without a graphical user desktop. To install CentOS 6.9 (Minimal Build) simply follow the instructional guide below:
To download your iso image of CentOS 6.9, follow the Link: CentOS 6.9 Download
In the example that follows I have used the 64 bit version FileName: CentOS-6.9-x86_64-minimal.iso.
These “iso” images can be found in either a 32 bit or 64 bit option. (32 bit = i386 and 64 bit = x86_64)
Once you have downloaded your CentOS 6.9 iso for your chosen architecture (32 bit or 64 bit), you will need to burn this to a blank CD/DVD. For software that can do this, search for “dvd iso burning software” in the search box located at the top of this page. Your system may already have CD/DVD burning software installed such as “Brasero, K3B, Nero, CDBurnerXP or Roxio”. Once you have burned your “iso” image of CentOS 6.9 to your DVD, you will need to leave the DVD in the DVD drive and reboot your system. As your computer reboots, you will need to press the appropriate key to access your system’s BIOS settings. On many systems this key will be “F8”, “F11” or “F12”. Most systems will display the a message indicating which key needs to be pressed. Once you have access to your BIOS settings, you will need to modify the boot sequence order of your system to boot from CD/DVD first. Once you have made this change, you can reboot your system and follow the instructions below. If you are using a Virtualised environment such as VirtualBox or VMWare, simply copy your iso image to the relevant directory/data-store.