[CentOS] Actually try to install CentOS7

Sun Jun 14 14:12:15 UTC 2015
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 03:39:56PM -0600, jd1008 wrote:
> I tried the the two boot options.
> They work (i.e. it does not crash.)

Good to hear!

> However, it does not let me do manual partitioning.
> That absolutely sucks and blows at the same time.
> Who thought this crap out.

The Installer in CentOS7 is confusing, particularly the partitioning
section, but it *does* let you do manual partitioning.  If you see
this display:


https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/7/html/Installation_Guide/sect-disk-partitioning-setup-x86.html )

You need to pick 'I will configure partitioning'.

> Also, it does not provide for the option to upgrade.
> In fact the banner does not even say
> Install or Upgrade.

No one ever said it would allow you to upgrade the system in-place.
Aside from the 'preupg' method (which can leave you with a broken
system), the method you use to upgrade a system from CentOS6 to
CentOS7 is to back up your data, install CentOS7, and restore your

The jump from CentOS6 to CentOS7 is big enough that a lot of software
can't safely be upgraded via yum.  It's not a minor update.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>