CentOS 6.10 Netinstall Guide – Network Installation Screenshots - Comment Page: 2

Looking for CentOS 7 NetInstall Guide? This step-by-step walkthrough with screenshots, howto install CentOS (The Community ENTerprise Operating System) 6.10 Linux with Network installation (NetInstall). CentOS 6.10 is released and it brings all Red Hat (RHEL) 6.10 goodnes to all users CentOS 6 users. Have fun! [inttf_post_ad1] Want just CentOS 6.10 Netinstall mirror URL? Goto CentOS 6.10 Netinstall URL 1. Download CentOS 6.10 Net Install (NetInstall) image Select mirror here: CentOS 6.10 i386 version CentOS 6.10 x86_64 version Select ISO image CentOS-6.10-i386-netinstall.iso CentOS-6.10-x86_64-netinstall.iso 2. Burn CentOS 6.10 Image to CD and Boot...

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    1. Hi JR,

      I followed the tutorial, it is GREAT, and all went according to plan. My problem is I load up CentOS 6.2 and get the desktop. I installed the Desktop with KDE, plus customized with Web Server. Once at the desktop, there is no panel/taskbar. How can I get a regular KDE Desktop environment?

      Thanks in advance.

    2. Hi JR,

      I got a little ahead of myself. I figured it out.


    3. Is it possible to choose some other desktop during this installation, I mean xfce or lxde, without KDE/Gnome?

      • Hi tomek,

        You can try to customize packages on step 3.19 Customize Package Selection or alternatively you can remove Gnome Desktop after installation and install XFCE desktop.

    4. I am new in Linux. I just install CentOS 6.3 using virtual machine on Window 7. I got pass 3.22 but when the system reboot, it ask me to enter login and password (in command line). I use the hostname in 3.12 as login and password in 3.14 but it didn’t work. My installation is minimal. Any idea?

      • Hi Marty,

        You set root user password in 3.14, so your login name is root.

        • Thanks. I got through the login but the Welcome screen 4.2 did not appear. Instead I am still in a command line mode.
          [[email protected] ~]#
          Is it because I am using minimal installation?

            • Many thanks. I tried installing desktop before but the installation quit without notice and I need to remove the virtual machine to restart the process. I thought it was because I have not enough RAM for it. Now I can only allocate 2560 M RAM for this virtual machine. Is my computer spec too low for this installation?

              • CentOS 6 with desktop needs ~512 Mb RAM. So could you allocate only 256 Mb RAM?

            • I tried the instruction to install desktop using command lines but I hit the wall in the first line already.
              yum groupinstall “x window System” Desktop Fonts
              The error message said could not retrieve mirrorlist.

              • Is your network working normally?

                Could you ping google.com?

                ping -c 3 google.com
                • Yes, I can google on my Windows environment, but I don’t know whether the virtual PC require some particular setting. I am using university server, so my IP address and gateway are assigned, not automatic detected. May this be the cause? Anyway to go around it?

                  • Could you try ping -c 3 google.com in CentOS command line?

                    What virtual machine you are using?

                    • The result of ping -c 3 google.com is unknown host google.com. I am using the build-in virtual machine function in Window 7 professional. It does look like not a very good idea. Just could not find another PC to install this OS. Many thanks for your patience.

                      • Okay, you do not have working network connection. I have not used Windows 7 build-in virtual machine, but some reason network is not working. You could try example VirtualBox instead, if you can’t get network working…

    5. Hi there,

      Almost same problem, I updated Centos 6.2 to 6.3 using “yum update”,
      I was running CentOs in a VirtualBox VM under Windows 7.
      Now the boot sequence is stopped at “starting jexec services” and then the Xsession is never initializing. Do you have any idea ?

      • Hi ndw,

        Try to boot runlevel 3 and then start X manually. So modify your kernel line on grub and add just number 3 at the end of line.

        Then run:


        Do you get some errors?

        Then you could check /var/log/Xorg.0.log file, do you have some errors on log file?

        grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log

        Or you can post whole /var/log/Xorg.0.log file to pastebin.com.

        • Hi,

          i solved the problem by disabling the Selinux service.
          I don’t really need anforced security, so it’s good for me now.
          Thanks for the help anyway.

          • Excellent to hear that you got it working.

    6. Hi JR,
      I am still stuck at the installation and apparently some RAM problem I have with my virtual machine. I allocated 512 MB at first and the installation didn’t start at all. Then I increased the RAM to 1024 MB and the installation run but stop in the middle. I increased the RAM to 2048 MB and minimal installation can be completed. I did configure the network to manual IP address during installation as I am using fixed IP, but still the network is not working after minimal installation. At 2048 MB RAM, I tried the desktop installation but it stopped at step 138/1078. When I increased the RAM to 2560 MB (already max for my computer), the installation stopped at 438/1078. I burned the DVD-1 iso file to DVD but the virtual machine cannot recognize it so I am running the installation on an iso file. I tried the netinstall but the installation halt while retreving the installation image at 3.7. The amount of data retrival is different everytime and sometimes it stopped at 3% or sometimes 80%.

      • Hi Marty,

        I can’t say if the problem is Windows 7 build-in virtual machine, because CentOS works normally with 768 MB (512 MB) RAM with real computer or VirtualBox. Sounds very strange if you have memory problems when you have 1024 MB – 2048 MB RAM.

        • Thanks a lot. I now use virtual box and the CentOS is successfully installed. However, the installation still failed when I use 512 MB RAM. When I lift the RAM to 1024, the installation is complete and I can have a desktop.

          • You are welcome! Excellent to hear that you got it working. CentOS 6 graphical installer needs 652 MB RAM, but you can run CentOS 6 desktop with 512 MB RAM. Of course you get better performance and user experience with 1024 MB RAM. :)

    7. First I thank for putting the step by step procedure for centos 6.3 installation.
      I am trying to install the Centos 6.3 on Dell Inspiron E1505 . Previously, I used to have window vista. I am planning to get rid of Window vista and install centos 6.3 from scratch.

      I have burned the image as instructed in this article. Problem I am facing after step 3.2 , I never get the step 3.3 and my machine just hang.

      I will appreciate any guidance on it.

      PS : I also tried it with CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD1.iso image; Same result.

      • Hi John,

        What you see on screen, when you try to boot CentOS?

        • Hi JR,
          Nothing. Just blank screen – no text , no graphics.

          • Do you see Grub normally? If yes then select Install system with basic video driver option and check what happens then?

            • Yeterday I installed centos 5.8 successfully

              I will try again 6.3 with “Install system with basic video driver” and let you know .

              • Okay good to hear that you got CentOS 5.8 installed, but yes let me know what happens with CentOS 6.3. :)

    8. Yesterday , I was able to install CentOS 6.3 successfully with “Install system with basic video driver” . I appreciate your idea. Thanks you again for your help.

      • Hi John,

        You are welcome! Excellent to hear that you got CentOS 6.3 installed! :)

    9. Hello,

      I was wondering why you don’t propose a list of mirrors on the netinstall directly. (and let customize if the user wants to customize?)

      Is there a specific reason?


      • Hi Fred,

        I have used just CentOS own mirror, because this is only one time process (later yum will use mirrorlist & fastest mirror plugin), but you are totally right, it’s more elegant use some other server than mirror.centos.org. I updated this guide and you can check it from 3.6 Setup CentOS 6.3 Netinstall URL.

    10. Nice post to bad the Netinstall doesnt work!
      Why does the NetInstaller append /images/install.img
      To the URL Hello are we in there?

      Here are my notes>>>>>>


      There i see this directory:::

      Index of /centos/6.3/isos/i386
      Name Last modified Size Description


      Parent Directory –
      0_README.txt 06-Jul-2012 08:37 2.0K
      CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveCD.iso 07-Jul-2012 13:14 690M
      CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveCD.torrent 09-Jul-2012 14:31 216K
      CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveDVD.iso 07-Jul-2012 05:03 1.6G
      CentOS-6.3-i386-LiveDVD.torrent 09-Jul-2012 14:31 259K
      CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD1.iso 07-Jul-2012 04:46 3.5G
      CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD1to2.torrent 09-Jul-2012 14:24 182K
      CentOS-6.3-i386-bin-DVD2.iso 07-Jul-2012 04:47 1.1G
      CentOS-6.3-i386-minimal.iso 07-Jul-2012 04:49 293M
      CentOS-6.3-i386-netinstall.iso 07-Jul-2012 04:36 194M
      md5sum.txt 28-Jul-2012 14:48 577
      md5sum.txt.asc 28-Jul-2012 14:50 1.4K
      sha1sum.txt 28-Jul-2012 14:49 649
      sha1sum.txt.asc 28-Jul-2012 14:51 1.5K
      sha256sum.txt 28-Jul-2012 14:50 865
      sha256sum.txt.asc 28-Jul-2012 14:51 1.7K


      Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at mirrors.einstein.yu.edu Port 80

      The ISO’s are not available directly from centos
      you have get them from a mirror site.
      Above is the mirror I used to get the i386/live CD
      and it works fine.
      Mirror is there I can go to URL/above no prob from my
      network on Colleens laptop.

      This is the problem it seems to get to the URL OK but
      the CD R I burned looks for the ISO in a directory that
      does not exist on the Mirror Site.

      i.e it apends /images/install.img
      to the URL above and gives an error

      I tried the one in the instructions you emailed and got the same error?????
      Tnat seems wierd

      I think I am making a sytax error!!!!!
      But have NO qlue what??????
      There is no images sub dir under i386
      Maybe the nework shit aint workin I am going to explode SOON.
      Just kidding…..


      Unable to retrieve


    11. This guide is incredible! My install went flawlessly, thank you :)

    12. Hi there
      i’m having some troubles with my instalation,
      the host SO is W7 and i’m running VirtualBox 4.2.4 (last release)
      the machine processor is a intel core I5 and RAM 8GB.
      the instalation of Centos-6.3-x86_64 is completly functional, i’ve installed some additionals packages, and everythings works fine.
      my problem, the network connection.
      i connect my notebook by an iphone internet connection, on windows 7 works properly (i can navigate without problems)
      the network configutarion on Centos is automatic (dhcp) for IPV4 and automatic DHCP only for IPV6
      on top of desktop, appears network icon trying to connect, but, never happend.
      do u have any idea about what’s happen?

      Thanks in advance

    13. Did you setup the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 ? The network is not setup by default on CentOs. Use system-config-network then.

    14. Hi Fred. Thanks for your answer

      i check the file you provided, / etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
      which contains the following information

      DEVICE = “eth0”
      BOOTPROTO = “dhcp”
      NM_CONTROLLED = “yes”
      ONBOOT = yes
      TYPE = “Ethernet”
      UUID = “9950c000-f1a5-4be9-B25B-5a8c3b0d4d92”
      DEFROUTE = yes
      IPV6INIT = yes
      NAME = “System eth0”
      IPV6_AUTOCONF = no
      DHCPV6C = yes
      IPV6_DEFROUTE = yes
      HWADDR = 08:00:26:91: b5: c4
      PEERDNS = yes
      PEERROUTES = yes

      I defined settings in the use of DHCP to obtain a dynamic IP from the server, which generates me a question, on whether the host operating system, I have some DHCP service for the customer (in this case centos) it can consume?

      previously on another virtual machine, i installed Ubuntu 12.10, which at the time of install, I think as automatic network settings using DHCP. There may be discrepancies in the way as CentOS and Ubuntu define these connections?

      Greetings and thanks again for your willingness

    15. I installed CentOS 6.3 in Windows 7/Oracle VM. Once it reboots, it is again asking me the same 5 options(install or upgrade, install device driver, rescue, boot, memory test)? Any idea?

      • Hi Maddy,

        You have to remove CentOS install media from your virtual cdrom drive.

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