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I have downloaded the centos (6) minimal version and am trying to install on a virtual box.

When i fire up the installation, it starts a gui insaller. I am trying to have a server only iso and this doesnt appear to be it.

Where can I find an ISO that does not have the gui included?

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I remember there was the option to run a text install booting the DVD with linux text –  vonbrand Feb 17 '13 at 12:11

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I don't think you can decide if thats a server iso or not, based on the style of the installer. If the download link told you this is a server iso, i would assume it is, unless there is a good reason to think it isn't.

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When i say server i essentially mean no gui. Apologies. So i guessed the minimal iso whould not have a gui alas it does appear to –  Marty Wallace Feb 17 '13 at 10:00
    
Just because the installer has a GUI interface, this doesn't mean it will install a GUI or X server when you install the OS. The GUI is only loaded from the iso, without being installed, unless you select the X server to be installed –  mauro.stettler Feb 17 '13 at 10:01

The installer having a GUI has no influence on the package selection for installation. Select 'Minimal' during installation to get a minimal installation suitable for a server.

If you want a completely automated installation without any GUI, have a look at Kickstart.

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CentOS minimal version, No GUI in this it is CLI.

http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/x86_64/

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