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Insight: Tutorial To Install CentOS 8 With Screenshots: Step by Step Guide
CentOS 8 is already available for download. CentOS 8 is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and uses Linux kernel 4.18. In this post, we are going to show you the step by step guide to install CentOS 8 with screenshots. You need to have at least 2 GB RAM to install CentOS 8 but 4 GB RAM is preferred for the best performance.
Install CentOS 8 With Screenshots: Step by Step Guide
At first, download the CentOS 8 from the link below and make it bootable on USB disk or in DVD.
After booting up your system from USB or DVD, you will see the following screen where you need to select Install CentOS Linux 8.0.1905 from the boot menu:
After this, you will see the “Installation Summary” window. You can change the various settings by clicking on it.
We have already selected the language so we won’t be touching that option in this window.
- Installation Source
- Software Selection
Let’s not modify this option as you can leave the installation source be Local Media.
In this section, you can decide the packages which you want to install. There are five predefined installation types available.
- Server with GUI
- Minimal Install
- Custom Operating System
- Virtualization Host
We are going for Server with GUI but you can choose your own.
- Installation Destination
- Network & Host Name
- Security Policy
- System Purpose
Installation Destination:- Click on Installation Destination to set up partitions for the installation.
You can partition your system as per your need.
/boot: 2 GB (ext4)
Keep the KDUMP enabled.
LVM: (Make sure LVM is selected and click + (plus) sign to create a new partition).
/home: 100GB (xfs)
/ (root): 40 GB (xfs)
You can create the partition with the above disk size and click Accept Changes to create partitions.
You need to Keep the KDUMP enabled.
In Network & Host Name option, Click on the Network and Host Name to configure IP Address and set hostname.
In next screen. Installer will ask to set up the user and root password. Fill up with your details and proceed. Once CentOS 8 installation is completed, reboot the system and enjoy the new CentOS 8.