My first technical post, who would have thought I actually post here something, yeah me neither. So, if you are interested in how to install CentOS 7 read ahead.

In this post you will learn how to install CentOS 7 and do some basic system setup.

Start the installation

Test the media and install Install CentOS 7 - Test media and install Set your preferred language Install CentOS 7 - Set language Set your time zone Install CentOS 7 - Set time zone Set your preferred keyboard layout Install CentOS 7 - Set keyboard layout Configure you disk, I prefer the manual way since all my Linux Server are webservers Install CentOS 7 - Configure partitioning Create the basic partitioning Install CentOS 7 - Configure partitioning If you wish to leave it to the defaults, proceed without making any further changes Install CentOS 7 - Apply default partitioning If you want to set up dedicated partitions for /home and /var Install CentOS 7 - Apply custom partitioning Confirm the custom partitioning Install CentOS 7 - Confirm custom partitioning Set your hostname and enable networking Install CentOS 7 - Set hostname If you have a DHCP server on your network you should see something like this Install CentOS 7 - Enable networking Start the installtion Install CentOS 7 - Start installation While we wait, set up the root password Install CentOS 7 - Wait Reboot the system Install CentOS 7 - Reboot If you have forgotten the hostname/IP of your system log in and check it Install CentOS 7 - Connect and find IP

Basic system setup

Proceed with a very basic system setup/configuration

Update your system

First thing you want to do is update your system

[root@centos ~]# yum update

Install drivers

If you are running CentOS 7 as a VM on Hyper-V you don’t need to do anything :)
If you are running on vmWare ESXi you will need to install vmWare Tools:

[root@centos ~]# yum install open-vm-tools