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  • Go to
  • On the top bar, click on "Downloads".
    • On the pulldown, click on "Mirrors".
    • Look down the page for the "CentOS Public Mirror List"
    • Select a mirror in your country or geographical area.
    • Click on the "HTTP" button for that mirror.
  • Click on the correct OS version.
    • 5.8 for TUSK 4 or OpenTUSK 4 servers or virtual guests.
    • 6.3 for KVM virtualization servers for TUSK or OpenTUSK
  • Click on "isos"
  • Click on the correct architecture
    • x86_64 for TUSK 4 or OpenTUSK 4 servers or virtual guests
    • x86_64 for KVM virtualiztion servers
    • i386 is *only* for the older TUSK 3.12 or earlier partners with older versions of TUSK.
  • If you want all the DVD or CD ISO images and Bittorrent is not blocked by your local firewalls, download the Bittorrent file. This is much faster than most direct downloads.
    • Get the DVD images if at all possible, it makes it easier 
    • Burn DVD's from the ISO images with your favorite local software
    • Make sure you burn the ISO image to the DVD, not make a DVD with the ISO image file contained on it.
  • Wiki MarkupIf your bandwidth or time is limited, directly download the "CentOS-\[version\]-netinstall.iso" file instead of the full DVD's.
    • Burn that netinstall.iso file to a CD with your favorite local software.


  • Use the directions above to find the nearest CentOS mirror.
    • Select on the latest verson of the OS you want.
    • Select the "os" directory.
    • Select the architecture you want, usually "x86_64".
    • Record this URL
  • Boot with the CD.
  • Select to "Install" the server or guest OS.
    • When asked for the location of the media, put in the OS URL recorded above.
  • Proceed with the rest of your installation, documented at Install RHEL or CentOS