Download CentOS 6 CD / DVD ISO

by on July 11, 2011 · 16 comments· LAST UPDATED July 12, 2011


CentOS Linux version 6 has been released. It is a community-supported operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 6. CentOS Linux is considered as the most popular Linux distribution for web servers with almost 30% of all Linux servers using it.

CentOS Linux 6 Desktop Screenshot

Fig.03: CentOS Linux 6 Desktop Screenshot

From the release notes:

The CentOS team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.0 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. CentOS-6.0 is based on the upstream release EL 6.0 and includes packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.

CentOS Linux 6 Screenshots

CentOS 6 Download

You can download CentOS Linux 6 via the web/ftp server or via BitTorrent (recommended) client.

CentOS 6 DVD ISO download

CentOS Linux 6 DVD ISO Torrents

Torrent files for the DVD's are available at the following location:

A Note About CentOS Linux version 6.1

From the mailing list:

Since upstream has a 6.1 version already released, we will be using a Continous Release repository for 6.0 to bring all 6.1 and post 6.1 security updates to all 6.0 users, till such time as CentOS-6.1 is released itself. There will be more details about this posted within the next 48 hours.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stephen July 11, 2011 at 2:39 pm

What about security updates introduced with RHEL 6.1? Does this include those? If it doesn’t, I don’t feel too comfortable standing up an vulnerable machine.


2 kubrick July 12, 2011 at 6:26 am

What about the installation CDs ?
Where could I find them ?
Kind Regards.


3 Mattias Geniar July 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

@Kubrick: there are no CD’s anymore, except for the netinstall. CentOS 6 is only being released on DVDs.

@Stephen: those updates will only be pushed later on, as the packages are made available to CentOS (after being ported from RHEL).


4 kaderiya,balram July 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

i wanna centos-6*86_64 bit…..plzzz send me @ mine email address


5 David July 20, 2011 at 11:08 pm

You can always donwload from a CentOS mirror website. Check out or


6 kaderiya,balram July 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

guys, i tried …bt, it takes a long time …so humbly send me……


7 Leszek July 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I’ve already downloaded and tested it. Do You know what happened to the “setup” script ? It’s not present in CentOS 6.


8 xerobeatz September 21, 2011 at 3:29 am

is there any minimal iso that i can use? cause im planning to make a bootable pendrive which is 4gig in size..



9 jordin September 26, 2011 at 9:16 am

Can I make a boot able USB driver from the DvD version?


10 Paul February 1, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Ok, I’m an idiot…

Now I downloaded the 6.2 64 bit DVD and burned a copy.

Now on my other PC, how do I install it?

Booting with the DVD in place won’t do it, is there something I have to do to point it to the right place?



11 Jason February 13, 2012 at 11:57 am

The link for the torrent files broken, where do i get them from?


12 Paul February 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

There are many places!

Lots of mirror sites.


13 Jim August 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Paul , did you use an iso burner to burn the files or did you simply move them? I have came accross issues like that where the user burned with the files moved to the disk (doh!). Use something like Coyotesoft’s Free Easy DVD Burner. Thats what I use for most burning activity. If you are sure you did this , it might just be you need to setup your BIOS to boot from CD. Most pcs and motherboards have this disabled when you buy them from my experience but you can enable them quite simply by opening up the BIOS settings. It will be under the boot order or boot options list. The procedure varies for each board but should be self explanitory when you get there.


14 Benedict March 20, 2013 at 4:27 am

can i use this for our SERVER machine?


15 sreekar November 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm

is this dvd iso is bootable or just installation dvd ??


16 lori February 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Okay. I have the iso file downloaded and the server i’m using (Proliant DL360e Gen8) intiates the drive and it tries to install CentOS, but it gets to a point where it says it can’t find a drive. What do I need to do. I’ve tried installing the dd files that were recommended for the RAID controller and that didn’t work. I’m out of ideas, do you have any? I was able to install windows successfully so I know the bay and the drive are good.


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