CentOS 6.5 Released – Installation Guide with Screenshots

Karanbir Singh has announced the release of CentOS 6.5 on 1st December, 2013 and made available to download for both the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. This is the fourth release in 6.x branches, CentOS-6.5 is based on the upstream release EL 6.5 comes with bug fixes, new functionalities & updates. It’s highly recommended to go through release notes as well as the upstream technical notes about the changes before an installation or up-gradation.

CentOS 6.5 Features

  1. Support for sub-microsecond clock accuracy over the LAN using the Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
  2. OpenSSL 1.0.1
  3. OpenSSL & NSS Support TLS 1.1 and 1.2
  4. Read only support of VMDK and VHDX files
  5. CPU hot pluggingUpdated virt-v2v-/virt-p2v-conversion tools
  6. Updated drivers for Hyper-V and VMware
  7. LibreOffice Version 4.0.4
  8. Evolution 2.32
  9. Depreciated features are matahari, python-qmf, python-qpid, qupd-cpp, qpid-qmf, qpid-tests, saslwrapper, ruby-qpid etc.

Download CentOS-6.5 DVD ISO’s

Torrent files for the DVD‘s are available at:

  1. CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1to2.torrent
  2. CentOS-6.5-x86_64-bin-DVD1to2.torrent

Torrent files for LiveCD and LiveDVD, Download these from either a mirror close to you or the torrents listed here.

  1. CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveCD.torrent
  2. CentOS-6.5-i386-LiveDVD.torrent
  3. CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveCD.torrent
  4. CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveDVD.torrent

Upgrade CentOS 6.x to CentOS 6.5

Please follow article below to upgrade from other 6.x branches to latest CentOS 6.5 version.

  1. Upgrade from other 6.x branches to latest CentOS 6.5

CentOS 6.5 Installation Guide

  1. Boot your system with CentOS bootable media or ISO, you’ll get following screen.

    CentOS Boot Menu
  2. Check the media. You can Skip it.

    Media Check
  3. CentOS Installer started.

    CentOS Installation
  4. Language to choose during installation process.

    Language Selection
  5. Select Keyboard type.

    Select Keyboard
  6. Select Storage Devices “Basic Storage Devices” and “Specialized Storage Devices (For advanced users)”.

    Select Storage Devices
  7. Storage device warning, Click “Yes, discard any data“.

    Storage Device Warning
  8. Give Hostname. Click on “Configure Network” button below if you want to configure network settings during installation. Same can be configure manually later on also.

    Set Hostname
  9. Select location.

    Select Location
  10. Set root password.

    Define root password
  11. Select “Use All Space“, Click on Review and Modify partitioning layout if you want to verify or edit file system manually.

    Select Installation Type
  12. Selecting “Create Custom layout” screen where we can create RAID partitions and LVM as well.

    Create Storage
  13. Partitions review.

    Partition Table
  14. Format Warnings. Click “Format” which will erase existing data.

    Device Formatting
  15. Writing storage configuration to disk.

    Write Changes to Device
  16. Formatting drive.

    Formatting Devices
  17. Bootloader installation confirmation. Check “Use a boot loader password” box if you would like to give bootloader password.

    Bootloader Installation
  18. Choose application to install. Select “Customize now” further selection of software’s.

    Select Installation Software
  19. Select applications of your choice.

    Select Installation Applications
  20. The installation has begin.

    Installation Started
  21. Installation is still in progress.

    Installation in Progress
  22. Installation is complete. Eject media and click on “reboot“.

    Installation Completed
  23. Login Screen.

    CentOS Login Screen