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
2 years ago

THANK YOU

Ziggy
Ziggy
2 years ago

Very helpful, thank you.

Net@
1 year 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.

BigL
BigL
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1 year ago

Worked fine! Thank you!

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

Thanks, great help! instant solution…

Rick
Rick
Reply to  Karlo Abaga
1 year 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
1 year 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 year ago

Hello, this info was very helpfull!!

Qamar Abbas
Qamar Abbas
1 year ago

great solution

Daniel Ivanov
Daniel Ivanov
1 year ago

Thumbs up!

Bartolomeu
Bartolomeu
1 year ago

Obrigado, muito me ajudou!!

Marcos Renato
Marcos Renato
1 year ago

Muito obrigado, ajudou muito.

Evaldo Sobral
Evaldo Sobral
1 year ago

Works! Thanks a lot!

César Fernando Durán
César Fernando Durán
1 year ago

Gracias viejo.

Tusoo
Tusoo
1 year ago

thanks

Hans Verbeeck
Hans Verbeeck
1 year ago

Works. Thank you!

Connor McCarl
1 year ago

Great!! Exactly what I needed. I really appreciate you posting this!

Carlos Ivan
Carlos Ivan
1 year ago

Thank you, works!!!

David
1 year ago

Thanks!

proxypissed
proxypissed
2 months ago

Proxy server still blocks and grays out this option for “On the network”, and Network Configuration only provides “Automatic” proxy setting capability. Why not allow MANUAL PROXY SETTINGS??? This blocks my installation completely.

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