Which CentOS ISO should I use?
Written by: J Dawg
I was going to download a copy of CentOS 7 and found that there were a number of ISO’s available. At first glance I could not figure out which Centos iso i should use so I did a little digging around and came up with the following answer that may be of some use to you.
First off I went to http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/distributions/centos/7/isos/x86_64/ and they had this listed on their site:
Here is the break-down of how to select which CentOS ISO to use:
CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1511.iso This DVD image contains all the packages that can be installed using the installer. This is the recommended image for most users. CentOS-7-x86_64-NetInstall-1511.iso This is the network install and rescue image. The installer will ask from where it should fetch the packages to be installed. This image is most useful if you have a local mirror of CentOS packages. CentOS-7-x86_64-Everything-1511.iso This image contains the complete set of packages for CentOS 7. It can be used for installing or populating a local mirror. This image needs a dual layer DVD or an 8GB USB flash drive. CentOS-7-x86_64-LiveGNOME-1511.iso CentOS-7-x86_64-LiveKDE-1511.iso These images are Live images of CentOS 7. Depending on the name they use the respective display manager. They are designed for testing purposes and exploring the CentOS 7 environment. They will not modify the content of your hard disk, unless you choose to install CentOS 7 from within the Live environment. Please be advised that you can not change the set of installed packages in this case. This needs to be done within the installed system using 'yum'. CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1511.iso The aim of this image is to install a very basic CentOS 7 system, with the minimum of packages needed to have a functional system. Please burn this image onto a CD and boot your computer off it. A preselected set of packages will be installed on your system. Everything else needs to be installed using yum. The set of packages installed by this image is identical to the one installed when choosing the group named "Minimal" from the full DVD image.
Now funny enough the above information was found in the 0_README.txt file but who reads that :)