I'm installing CentOS 7 as virtual machine but I'm having some problems related to network. As image shows I select Minimal Install for later add trough YUM any packages I want as for example: PHP, Nginx, MySQL and so on since this will be a web development enviroment. After the installation, and having the network configured on Vmware Workstation as second image shows, when I logging I can't start network also I can't access to setup or something else, so, what I'm missing? Which version of all is the right to install? And of course the most clean installation without extras

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Figured out how to get network up, now can't install any groups

Finally and after take a closer look at /etc/sysconfig/networks-scripts I found that my network isn't called eth0 as always instead CentOS generate a ugly name, in this case how I can change that name for eth0?

Now as second point I tried this commands:

yum groupinstall "System Management"
yum groupinstall "System Administration Tools"

And in both cases I get this message:

Warning: Group system-management/system-administration-tools does not have any packages to install Maybe run: yum groups mark install (see man yum) No packages in any requested group available for install or update

And I get lost since I'm trying to install tools like setup and so others, what I miss on this? Is the command right? Do I need to enable something in somewhere?

  • What do you mean by "can't access to setup or something else"? What have you tried so far? Jul 9, 2014 at 5:13
  • @AbhijeetKasurde I mean when I type setup on console OS said program not found also if I try something like ifup eth0 I get no script configuration for network so I think I miss something during installation or minimal is just minimal and I need to add a lot of things, in that case to get the most complete but also clean installation what option I should pick?
    – ReynierPM
    Jul 9, 2014 at 5:17
  • @AbhijeetKasurde since this will be a development server I wouldn't need any GUI since I like command line and by clean I mean just the necessary for connect trough network from host (Windows in my case) and them start configuring all that I need like Web Development tools
    – ReynierPM
    Jul 9, 2014 at 5:19
  • Can you paste ifconfig -a and availability of networking scripts in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts ? Jul 9, 2014 at 5:27
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    Try /sbin/ifconfig -a, just to be sure. But you may be right, they may have finally retired the ifconfig command in favour of the more monolithic ip (grumble).
    – MadHatter
    Jul 9, 2014 at 6:07

1 Answer 1


You can use

nmcli & nmtui

If you are using "minimal installation" then all other rpm for web development you need to install separately.

For status of your nic /ip as follow

ip a sh

This is how all servers should be setup. Absolutely bare bones and then add only the services/applications that define its role.

  • Can you take a look to my latest edition? I figured out the network part but I'm still having problems with others
    – ReynierPM
    Jul 9, 2014 at 6:13

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