CentOS 7 (pre-release) tree available for testing

Saturday, 14, June 2014 Fabian Arrotin builds, Installation 37 Comments

Following our previous post, we are pleased to announced that the first (pre-release) CentOS 7rc tree is pushed.

As a reminder, you can find it at the following location : http://buildlogs.centos.org/centos/7/os/x86_64-20140614

If you want to use it, you need to use the boot.iso media (found under the images directory) , start a netinstall and point to the mentioned repository (or use the pxe vmlinuz/initrd.img files)

We plan on also having a symbolic link called "latest", as we'll probably have a new tree on a daily basis (until we're happy and will have a final release)

Some points to keep in mind :

Happy testing and don't forget to give us feedback ! (on the centos-devel list, or #centos-devel irc channel, and bugs found reported on http://bugs.centos.org)

37 thoughts on "CentOS 7 (pre-release) tree available for testing"

  1. Kevin says:

    I've just boot to the boot.iso and tried to install for test, but I got a message 'Error setting up base repository' while installation. How can I fix this problem?

    1. toby says:

      Read the announcement, the repo url is there. It's a netinstall so you have to pull the packages down from a repo.

    2. Fred says:

      You have to setup networking first. I could not get the networking to work on VMWARE.

      1. test says:

        here is (partial) help :


        you add the 'ethernet.virtualdev' line into "VMX" file.

        e1000, e1000e and vmxnet3 work.

        you have to use vmware ata(ide) HDD, scsi and sata do not work.

        when installing, scroll down first and enable ethernet adapter.

        repository/package source is

  2. Kevin says:

    Also, I got same error while installing RHEL 7 beta.

  3. Kevin says:

    And... where is the centos 7 repository?

  4. Some Fool says:

    Generally this means your network is not connected. Please check your gateway and try the port again.

  5. Eric says:

    Setup your network connection first, turn it on and than setup the install source.

    It should work after that.

  6. Marc Villacorta says:


    docker run -i -t --rm h0tbird/centos-7-rc:20140614 su -

    1. John Adams says:

      Interested to lean more about this.
      Can you send a link for me to develop more knowledge on using docker with apps?
      I.E. How to Dockerize an app?

  7. Kevin says:

    I have another question. I got stuck at 'starting package installation process' section. What should I do?

  8. 花开制造 says:

    pxeboot/vmlinuz|initrd.img not support virtualbox ?

  9. Pavel Sakun says:

    Does GPG key is missing by intention or...?

    1. Jim Perrin says:

      This is by design. The final release will be signed appropriately.

  10. Fred says:

    Are the upgrade tools going to be part of the CE RPMS?


      1. Kent Dahlgren says:

        One thing that we we pretty unhappy about was that upgrades for workstations were not supported by the RHEL 6 to 7 flow. What are the plans for Centos? I'm hoping that since there is no server/workstation divide on CentOS, this will not be an issue.

  11. Carl T. Miller says:

    When I tried installing on a kvm guest I kept getting different errors, some showing that a file was missing or incomplete. After making a copy of the website and using my mirror, it worked flawlessly.

    Thought 1) Can we make the installer more resilient to temporary http errors?

    Thought 2) Would you set up the rsync server on buildlogs.centos.org to make it easier and quicker to mirror content?

    Thought 3) Yes!!! I'm happy to see c7

  12. Daniele says:

    Installed on a KVM host and it worked as expected. I had only to add manually the repo after the installation. Great work!

  13. George Machitidze says:

    Anaconda crash for minimal install. Virtualbox VM.
    Where to upload report?

    1. Fred says:

      Could not get networking working for netinstall on VMWARE.

  14. jay says:

    I test other distros only as an Xen domu install ... can so post how to do that

  15. Max says:

    I get error "could not boot"

  16. jay says:

    xen-create-image --hostname=centos7 --fs=ext3 --pygrub --size=10Gb --noswap --lvm=xen-group --memory=4Gb --kernel=/home/adminjs/iso/centos7/vmlinuz \
    --initrd=/home/adminjs/iso/centos7/initrd.img --dhcp --bridge=br0 --vcpus=4 \
    --install-method=rinse --dist=centos-6 --mirror=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/os/x86_64/Packages/

    i asume : xen 4.4 ,lvm bridge , 4 cores , dist must be exactly like it is

    get the kernel and initrd from the official repo - happy testing

  17. jay says:

    crap ! change the mirror to --mirror=http://buildlogs.centos.org/centos/7/os/x86_64-20140614/Packages/

  18. Nate says:

    Are there plans for an i386 build, or only x86_64?

  19. jay says:

    hm did not work - ended up with final 6.5.
    BTW the font is crap ,there is a double dash in front of every option " - - "

  20. jagd says:

    i have to grab srpm's for vlc, deadbeef, kile, bumblebee, some texlive-*

    and all the thing works!

    1. Akemi Yagi says:

      Speaking of bumblebee, it is now available in the elrepo-testing repository.

  21. Jeff says:

    Thanks Jochen, I noticed a few issues though. I left comments on your page, but overall it ran fine and I have it installed in a Fusion VM on my Mac.

  22. Hamid Safe says:

    Congratulations on the realease 7. Can't wait to see the first try. Have a question and it is pretty important- most likely a lot of people like me out there-can we use the RHEL tool redhat-upgrade-tool for an upgrade from 6.5 to 7?
    I mean that will save a lot of hassles and reinstalls really. Also can that be a supported tool for the workstation and not the server as my laptop is hugely configured with apps and a reinstall and reconfig of them which is a total disappointment possibly a no-go?
    Thank you

  23. Pandapied says:

    Even though i setup the networks first i still get the samme error as OP. And i use the following url http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/os/x86_64/

  24. Fereshteh says:

    Is there a Python 2.6 rpm available for CentOS 7? I haven't been able to find it.

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