I'm trying to install CentOS 7 on a desktop PC, which I'm not allowed to connect to the Internet. I would like to have the GNOME desktop and development tools installed as well. My last install attempt resulted in hanging at the "Starting Package Installation Process" stage, and I'm assuming it's because the installer is trying to reach an external mirror for packages.
Is it possible to do a GNOME desktop with Development Tool add-on without a network connection?
If not, I've brainstormed a couple options:
- Try installing using an "Everything" ISO
- Use the DVD ISO and perform a minimal install, then download packages to a DVD, and use that to set up a local yum repo
In the case that I can't achieve my main goal without a network, which of the alternate paths would be the best to take?