Download CentOS 6 CD / DVD ISO

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.

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 6 Download

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

CentOS 6 DVD ISO download

You can always wget command as follows to download an ISO image:
$ wget

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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17 comments… add one
  • eshant Sep 21, 2016 @ 15:52

    could you please provide me link for centos 6.6 desktop.
    i m unable to find on official website, please help me with this.

  • lori Feb 12, 2014 @ 19:00

    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.

  • sreekar Nov 15, 2013 @ 17:35

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

  • Benedict Mar 20, 2013 @ 4:27

    can i use this for our SERVER machine?

  • Jim Aug 14, 2012 @ 12:22

    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.

  • Paul Feb 13, 2012 @ 18:17

    There are many places!

    Lots of mirror sites.

  • Jason Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:57

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

  • Paul Feb 1, 2012 @ 23:41

    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?


  • jordin Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:16

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

  • xerobeatz Sep 21, 2011 @ 3:29

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


  • Leszek Jul 28, 2011 @ 20:12

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

  • kaderiya,balram Jul 20, 2011 @ 16:43

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

  • Mattias Geniar Jul 12, 2011 @ 7:35

    @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).

  • kubrick Jul 12, 2011 @ 6:26

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

  • Stephen Jul 11, 2011 @ 14:39

    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.

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