CentOS 7.4 is released

CentOS-7 (1708) – 7.4 is released

CentOS 7.4 (1708)

Some known issues:

  • ip6tables where the iptables service fails to start - apply the fix:  iptables-1.4.21-18.0.1.el7
  • The version of libgpod in EPEL repository is different in CentOS 7.4, workaround:
    yum downgrade libgpod.
  • Use VirtualBox 5.1.28 or later in CentOS 7.4. (old version is not fully compatible in CentOS 7.4
  • From RHEL/CentOS7.4, the size of the /boot partition changed to be minimum 1GB, because of significant increase of the initramfs.
  • Samba problem, apply the workaround: krb5-libs-1.15.1-8.el7
    Except in this case:
    Samba share with sssd authentication is broken. A workaround is to downgrade the samba packages to an earlier version.
  • At least 1024 MB RAM is required is for CentOS 7.4, Use at least 1344 MB RAM, for the installation of LiveGNOME/LiveKDE.
  • The screen resolution is 800×600 or superior.
  • Changed icon size if necessary with the workaround:
    gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.icon-view default-zoom-level ‘small’

Upgrade problem:

  • For users of openldap-servers with ppolicy, before the upgrade, check this: https://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=13750
  • For users need rdma, do this before upgrade: yum install rdma-core && yum update
  • Gnome is too dark colours, workaround: yum reinstall vte291

For VMs:

  • VMware Workstation/VMware ESXi (SCSI adapters: BusLogic and LsiLogic)
    The default kernel from CentOS 7 does not include the corresponding driver, e.g
    an unbootable system if you install on a SCSI disk using the defaults for CentOS
    workaround: Select “Red Hat Enterprise Linux” and “paravirtualized SCSI adapter”.
  • CentOS-7 as a Xen domU in ParaVirtualization (PV) mode, an upgrade to CentOS-7 (1708) will cause the VM to not be able to boot.
    workaround: Use HVM (full emulation) or PV-on-HVM mode


CentOS 6.5 released

CentOS 6.5 is released.

32bits: http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/isos/i386/
64bits: http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/isos/x86_64/

Important note for CentOS 6.X/Redhat 6.X

(Intel or AMD Processor)
The minimum hardware requirement to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS is a 32-bit x86 CPU with PAE support.