Create a bootable USB flash media drive for CentOS 7

On Mac OSX:

First go to and select nearest to you source, click on it and then download image called CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1611.iso

Older versions:

Open a Terminal (under Utilities)

cd Downloads

Run the following command to get the current list of devices

diskutil list

Insert your flash media

Run the diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media (e.g. /dev/disk2)


diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN

then execute

sudo dd if=CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-Minimal.iso of=/dev/diskN bs=1m

finally run

diskutil eject /dev/diskN

and remove your flash media when the command completes.

On CentOS:

Steps are similar, except you need to use capital M instead of m in the end of the command:

sudo dd if=CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-Minimal.iso of=/dev/diskN bs=1M

Additional info:


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