CentOS 8 Error setting up base repository

centos8 missing mirror

This is going to be a really short post. I was trying to spin up a CentOS 8 VM to revisit FreeIPA and during the installation, I could not pass the INSTALLATION SUMMARY page as shown in the picture above. I have enabled the interface and got an IP address and the image could not pull the mirror list by itself.

After looking for a mirror list, I found the mirror URL as shown in Figure 1 to be working. Select http:// from the drop-down menu then enter the mirror URL as shown in Figure 1. Click Done when done.

The CentOS mirror list can be found here. Pick your preferred mirror source then add the directory path below.

/centos/8/BaseOS/x86_64/os/
Figure 1

Once you are back to the INSTALLATION SUMMARY page, you will notice the Installation Source does not have the error as shown in Figure 2. At this point, you can select the Software Selection to install whatever software you wanted to install.

Figure 2

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Haha
Haha
7 months ago

THANK YOU

Ziggy
Ziggy
6 months ago

Very helpful, thank you.

Net@
Net@
4 months ago

Hi
I have to set http://mirror.pit.teraswitch.com/centos/8.2.2004/BaseOS/x86_64/os/ in order to work the installation.

Regards.

Daniel
Daniel
2 months ago

Thanks, great help! instant solution…

Rick
Rick
Reply to  Karlo Abaga
1 month ago

And CloudLinux has also started a fork of CentOS 8 that will be a binary equivalent/compatible with the existing CentOS 8, allowing people a way to “switch” easily. First release is scheduled for 1Q21. https://almalinux.org/

Paul Allsopp
Paul Allsopp
2 months ago

I’ve been trying to install CentOS-8-Stream on an Intel NUC via USB and cannot get it to run from and use the USB as source repo…which is just a complete dumb bag of rocks. I’d never had issues with CentOS before version 8.Now 8 with that stupid loader making it incompatible to pull from certain repos…oi vey! What have they gone an done?!!!

Hernan
Hernan
1 month ago

Hello, this info was very helpfull!!

Qamar Abbas
Qamar Abbas
26 days ago

great solution

Daniel Ivanov
Daniel Ivanov
18 days ago

Thumbs up!

Bartolomeu
Bartolomeu
16 days ago

Obrigado, muito me ajudou!!

Marcos Renato
Marcos Renato
15 days ago

Muito obrigado, ajudou muito.

Evaldo Sobral
Evaldo Sobral
10 days ago

Works! Thanks a lot!

César Fernando Durán
César Fernando Durán
7 days ago

Gracias viejo.

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