I was tired of using Ubuntu for different reasons, and I wanted to give a try on CentOS 7.

  • client side steps were performed on a Macbook air running OSX Yosemite 10.10
  • server side steps are done on a Gigabyte BRIX model GB-XM12-3227 rev 1.0

1. Preparing the ISO

Download the ISO from the CentOS official download website. The image is 666 MB.

Convert the ISO to URDW by typing the following in your MacOS terminal

2. Preparing the USB drive

Insert your USB drive, and backup any existent files.
Get the disk name by typing

Partition de disk using the correct disk name

Copy the CentOS image to the USB drive

Eject the disk, and we’re good to go

3. Installing on BRIX

Plug a USB keyboard on the BRIX, plug the USB key, and then press F12 like your life depends on it.

You should be prompted with the boot options. Choose the appropriate one, and from there you shouldn’t face any issues.

I did had to play a little bit with the mouse because the keyboards shortcuts were driving me crazy when I was deleting and creating partitions.

sources :

  • http://blog.tinned-software.net/create-bootable-usb-stick-from-iso-in-mac-os-x/