Software Development & Operating Systems

Notes on Software Development & Operating Systems

Install CentOS 7 Server with GUI

Boot from the CentOS 7 Installation DVD and select Install CentOS 7.

Select language to use during the installation process and click [Continue].

You should now be at the Installation Summary screen.

Under SOFTWARE, click Software Selection. Select Server with GUI and click [Done].

Note for this next part of configuring RAID 0 at the OS level have two SSD’s or Harddrives of equal capacity connected.

Under SYSTEM, click Installation Destination. Select ‘I would like to make additioanl space available.’ and click Done. You will see the Reclaim Disk Space dialog. Click [Delete All], then click [Reclaim space].

Under SYSTEM, click KDUMP. Uncheck ‘Enable kdump’, and click Done.

Under SYSTEM. click NETWORK & HOST NAME. In the hostname box enter your preferred host name. (e.g. ).

If you need a static IP address for this machine to run a service on a particular port to be forwarded to by your router for example, then click the [Configure] button in the lower right of the screen. Click the IPv4 Settings tab. Change value in Method drop-down from Automatic (DHCP) to Manual. Under Addresses click the [Add] button. Enter Address (e.g. ) in the inout box. Next enter the Netmask (usually, and finally under Gateway, enter the local address of your router. Mine is (, but yours could be something different. Under DNS Servers, also add the local address of you router (unless you have another DNS server that you have setup to use). Click [Save]. Now click the slider in the upper right of the screen to turn on the Network service. It should start with the values you entered under IPv4 Settings reflected. Finally, click the [Done] button.

You may now click [Begin Installation].

Under USER SETTINGS, click ROOT PASSWORD. Set and confirm your Root password.

Also under USER SETTINGS, click USER CREATION. Create an initial user for access to the system. I like to create an administrator user first, and then create standard users after that.