Install CentOS 8

In one weekend was extremely boring, and to entertain myself, I usually do different things that previously did not, for example, to install a new Linux distribution. And that’s what I want to share with you.

To start is to tell what kind of CentOS. It’s pretty well-known distro from Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It is worth noting that RHEL – OS commercial, but you still can install and use at your pleasure, though without support, updates and other important things.

CentOS – funded community-based source code Red Hat, so try it definitely worth it, especially the developers rumored to be going to correct this situation and create a product that will be constantly updated. By the way, this OS will be used primarily for servers. Now let’s consider step by step how to install CentOS 8.

System requirements


  • CPU — 1 GHz;
  • RAM — 512 MB;
  • Disk — 10 GB;


  • CPU — 2 GHz;
  • RAM — 4 GB;
  • Disk — 20 GB.

As you can see, the system requirements are centos 8 is not large. It’s quite taxing on the system, so you can install it on almost any device. Hard drive you can take even of the past Millennium.

Preparing to install

Step 1. Downloading the image

Go to this link and download the image:

Now here is the complete list of mirrors from which to download the image. The habit of swing the very first.

Step 2. Capture an image

It’s all quite simple — if you have Linux, then download Unebootin; if you have Windows, then download Rufus.

When writing to a disk should be aware of the following: for disk write in Linux-was used k3b and brasero, and in Windows UltraISO.

Step 3. Downloading the image

The flash drive is ready, so we restart the PC and get into the boot menu image. If you for some reason failed to do this, go into the BIOS, is actively pressing the F2 or F8 during boot and set such settings:

We need to get to the tab Boot and specify in item 1st Boot Device name of your stick. Yes, I know, this Bios version is old, but the essence does not change. One way or another you will succeed.

Install CentOS 8

Step 4. Start the installer

So we got to this menu. Select Install and wait until the archives are unpacked.

Step 5. Language selection for the system

ATTENTION! When you select the Russian language, errors may occur at the end of the installation, so it is better to choose English, and then in the system will change to the great and mighty, if required.

Step 6. Main menu

Here are all the basic settings of your future system. Go through the desired points:

Step 7. Date and time

Open Time & Date. Here you set the time, timezone and other locale settings:

Step 8. Choosing software

Open The Software Selection. That’s what the software package will be installed with the system. You can leave the default, but you can add what you will need, obviously:

Step 9. Breakdown of the disc

Open The Installation Destination. You must now divide your hard drive into the desired sections. You can leave this for the system to do yourself, but we’re not some Windows put!

Select Custom and click Done. Now, this screen appears.

There we will choose the size of the partitions. The layout system LVM is better to leave it as is, then it will be easier to change the partitions.

Now click + and create a new partition. In the field Mount Point write / or choose from a list. Specify the desired size.

With the boot partition do the same. Write in “Mount Point” /boot, and the size should be set at least 500 MB.

The next section home. The size may be omitted, since the system itself will distribute it around the free space.

In the end, you should get something.

Click on Done, you can see the list of changes that will follow and fall back to the main menu.

Step 8. Network setup

Now we have the Internet to configure. Go into Network & Host Name.

Opposite Ethernet switch the toggle and click Done. However, it is very simple.

Step 9. Run setup

Well, now we get to the main menu and finally click on Begin Installation (so that the paragraph will be highlighted).

Step 10. Password selection

In the window Configuration we need to choose a Root Password and create a user for the system.

Specify The Root Password. The system can swear that he’s too weak, but you are on the administrator and the representative of the only sentient beings on the planet can ignore it.

Step 11. Create user

Now create the user. Write the name, user name, put a tick in the Make this user administrator (well, you want to be an admin, right?) and enter the desired password.

Step 12. Installation complete

Now we have to wait to end install of CentOS 8. You can make tea time so much happens.

By the end of the strip will be filled and will have to restart the device.

Step 13. License

Read the license agreement and put a tick:

Step 14. Entrance

Are we finally on the menu! Write your user’s password and go to desktop

Step 15. Configuring Gnome

No! We still don’t get to the desktop, again settings. Indicate the reality of the environment by choosing Russia.

Then solve the problem with the layout:

Deal with Privacy. I was allowed to show my geographic location:

Connected accounts (optional):

It seems we’re getting close…

Step 16. Ready

Amen! Here and a work Desk with a working system.


Any difficulties installing CentOS 8 is not caused, except in the case when the installer was launched in the Russian language. At the end of the installation I received that’s such a nice visual:

As it is not very agree.


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