How-to Install Linux CentOS 7 Gnome 3 on Top of Windows 8 with Uefi Secure-Boot Easy Visual-Guide

July 10th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8




The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Linux CentOS 7 Gnome 3 i686/x8664 on a PC with Windows 8 Uefi and Secure Boot Barrier Pre-Installed.

The Guide Shows You also How-to Prepare or Burn the CentOS Linux Installation Media but if You Need then Consult the Online CentOS Documentation.

To Make the Entire CentOS 7 Installation Windows 8 Easier to Visualize and Retain the Post Includes the Basic Screenshots of All GUI Steps involved.

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
Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Featured
  1. Download CentOS 7 Gnome Live Desktop:

    Get CentOS 7 Gnome3 Live ISO
  2. How-to Burn CentOS Installation Media to CD/DVD:

    Burning CentOS ISO to CD/DVD
  3. Win8 How-to Disable Secure Boot and Enable Booting from CD/DVD:

    Win8 CD/DVD Boot Setup
  4. Boot with the CentOS Linux Installation Media
  5. Start CentOS Gnome3 Live

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Start Installation
  6. Double-Click on “Install to Hard Drive” on Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Install to Hard Drive
  7. Select the Language

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Select Language
  8. Set the Installation Destination

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Select Installation Destination 1
    Re-Select the Hard Drive and Possibly Make a Custom Partitioning…
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Select Installation Destination 2
  9. Begin the Installation

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Start Installation
  10. Set the Root Password

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Set Root Password 1
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Set Root Password 2
  11. Create a User

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Create User 1
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Create User 2
  12. Quit to Reboot

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Reboot
  13. Login into CentOS Gnome 3 Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Login
  14. First Configuration

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Select Language
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Select Input Source
    Eventually Setup the Cloud Account Access
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Cloud Accounts
    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Start Using CentOS 7 Gnome
  15. Enjoy Your New CentOS 7 Gnome Desktop

    Install CentOS 7 Gnome on Top of Windows 8 - Getting Started

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