- Recommended minimum of 10GB of free disk space
- CentOS 7 ISO install file
Follow the Steps to Install CentOS 7
If you are only looking to update or upgrade CentOS, see How to Upgrade or Update CentOS.
Step 1: Download CentOS 7
To download the official and up-to-date CentOS 7 ISO file, navigate to https://www.centos.org/download/.
Our recommendation for non-enterprise environments is to download the DVD ISO option, which includes the GUI. We recommend the Minimal ISO option only for production enterprise environments.
Step 2: Create Bootable USB or DVD
Now that you have downloaded the ISO image, you can create a bootable USB, burn it on a DVD or load the image on a VM.
Several applications can help you create a bootable USB. We recommend using Etcher. Download the application for your system (Windows, macOS or Linux), install and run.
The setup is intuitive and easy:
- Select the CentOS 7 ISO image.
- Insert the USB flash.
- Find the USB and select it in the Select drive step.
- Click Flash.
Step 3: Boot the CentOS ISO File
Upon booting the CentOS 7 ISO file, you can begin the installation process. To do so, select Install CentOS 7. That will start the installer’s graphical interface.