How-to Install CentOS 7 Gnome Desktop on a VirtualBox VM Easy Visual Guide

May 8th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Linux CentOS 7 Gnome QuickStart on VirtualBox




The Tutorial Shows You Visually and Step-by-Step How-to Install CentOS 7 Gnome 3 64bit GNU/Linux Desktop on a VirtualBox Virtual Machine.

Installing CentOS 7 Gnome Desktop on a VirtualBox Virtual Machine is Quick and Easy for Everyone.

CentOS 7 New Features:

  • Kernel updated to 3.10.0
  • Support for Linux Containers
  • Open VMware Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box
  • OpenJDK-7 as default JDK
  • In Place Upgrade from 6.5 to 7.0 (as already mentioned)
  • LVM-snapshots with ext4 and XFS
  • Switch to systemd, firewalld and GRUB2
  • XFS as default file system
  • iSCSI and FCoE in kernel space
  • Support for PTPv2
  • Support for 40G Ethernet Cards
  • Supports installations in UEFI Secure Boot mode on compatible hardware
CentOS 7 Gnome 3 Desktop Installation Steps on VirtualBox - Featured
  1. Download CentOS 7 Gnome Live Desktop:

    Get CentOS 7 Gnome Live ISO



  2. How-to Create and Run a VirtualBox VM from Linux ISO

    Creating & Running VirtualBox VMs



  3. Start CentOS Gnome Live

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Start Installation
  4. Double-Click on “Install to Hard Drive” on Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Install to Hard Drive
  5. Select the Language

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Select Language
  6. Set the Installation Destination

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Select Installation Destination 1
    Re-Select the Hard Drive and Possibly Make a Custom Partitioning…
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Select Installation Destination 2
  7. Begin the Installation

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Start Installation
  8. Set the Root Password

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Set Root Password 1
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Set Root Password 2
  9. Create a User

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Create User 1
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Create User 2
  10. Quit to Reboot

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Reboot
  11. Login into CentOS Gnome 3 Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Login
  12. First Configuration

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Select Language
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Select Input Source
    Eventually Setup the Cloud Account Access
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Cloud Accounts
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Start Using CentOS 7 Gnome
  13. Enjoy Your New CentOS 7 Gnome Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on VirtualBox - Getting Started
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