Install CentOS 7 on a GPT labeled disk

For one reason or another it was difficult to find the "complete" answer to installing CentOS 7 on a GPT labeled disk.  For the most part the answer was too complicated, incomplete, or inaccurate. After some trial and error the answer turns out to be a simple one.

Process

  • Basically, insert your CD/DVD for the install
  • When presented with this screen, highlight the "Install CentOS 7" from the menu. (DO NOT PRESS ENTER).
  • Press Tab (as indicated in the blue lettering on the bottom).

  • Append to the end of the line inst.gpt (highlighted in green below).
  • Press Enter to continue.

  • Continue with the installation as normal.

  • After the reboot, use fdisk -l to determine Disk label type.  And note that it is gpt.

This was an example of a very basic install only to demonstrate the creation of a gpt disk.

Source(s)

  • https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/installation_guide/chap-anaconda-boot-options
  • https://www.danpros.com/2016/02/how-to-install-centos-7-remotely-using-vnc