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How to install Centos 6 step by step

Here is a basic guide to install Centos 6 ( for beginners ) . Before proceeding with the installation, please make sure you have a compatible hardware resource , Centos installation CD/DVD. ( you can download a fresh iso from http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=30 )
let’s start ..
Put the Centos CD/DVD into the CD/DVD Drive .
» press F12 or Delete Key( Depends upon your motherboard / Brand ) . Select CD-ROM Drive
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[or]
» You can change first boot device to CD-ROM in Bios Setup ( Mostly F2 key for Bios setup ).

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Installation will start now. ( Follow the Screenshots and steps ).

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Step 1 » The Setup starts now . Choose “Install or upgrade an existing system” and press Enter.
Step 2 » It will ask your confirmation for testing your CD / DVD media . Just press Skip if you are using newly burned DVD ( Better test your DVD if it is old one).
Step 3 » Installation will starts now . Press Next .
Step 4 » choose language (English) and press Next .

Step 5 » Again choose keyboard (U.S. English) and press Next .
Step 6 » Now choose Storage device type . choose “Basic Storage Devices” and press Next ( For advanced storage like SAN , NAS , ISCSI , you need to choose second option) .
Step 7 » It will show warning for using new hard disk . Press “yes, discard any data “ .

Step 8 » Type hostname and press Next .
Step 9 » Choose Time zone and press Next .
Step 10 » Type root password and press Next .
Step 11 » Now choose “Use All Space” and press Next ( it will use entire Disk for CentOS) .
Step 12 » It will show warning to creating partition structure on your hard disk . Press “write changes to disk” .

Step 13 » Now choose minimal in the list ( Server Type : we can configure later ) and press Next .

Step 14 » It will start installing centos after checking dependencies .

Step 15 » After completing installation press Reboot .

Step 16 »Now you have successfully installed Centos . Type username “root” and password ( type root password) and press Enter.