CentOS 7 (code name: 1708) is the newest version for CentOS Linux 7 which released in September 2017, it is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4.
CentOS 7 Linux in bootable USB stick contains the “Everything” image, it contains the complete set of packages for CentOS Linux 7 and it can be used also for installing or populating a local mirror (it is intended for use by sysadmins who want to run their own local mirror).
The CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproducible platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat’s redistribution policy and aims to have full functional compatibility with the upstream product. CentOS mainly changes packages to remove Red Hat’s branding and artwork. CentOS decided not to follow Red Hat’s usage of Installation Roles. In CentOS Linux all content from every distribution ‘channel’ is made available to the user at time of installation. The continuous release (CR) repository makes generally available packages that will appear in the next point release of CentOS, on a testing and hotfix basis until formally released.
Recommended system requirements:
- 1GB RAM (2GB recommended for a comfortable usage)
- 15GB of disk space (20GB recommended)
We use original USB stick 16 GB from the good quality known brand. Also, as part of quality process, we made the bootable USB stick from the same checksum (sha256sum) of the following “ISO source” image file:
CentOS-7-x86_64-Everything-1708.iso = 8593f5a1631ebfb7581193a7b4ef96d44f500d3ceb49cc4cfbfd71d5698e4173
CentOS-7-i386-Everything-1708.iso = e118987646ca5e916a1cdc89e916ea64bd06e1c09564721a13ad90b0caffd4b2
Use the following guidance for the version, you need to choose the correct version:
- The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI. It is recommended for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold since 2007 are equipped with 64-bit processors).
- The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.