I'm admittedly very new to CentOS (but not to Linux with 8+ years experience with Ubuntu and migrated to Ubuntu for my daily work in 2011; my children as well as my wife all run Ubuntus I have set up for them).
Because some software I'm interested in that is only supported on Suse / Red Hat (and thus CentOS) I had a go at installing CentOS7 on a medion laptop (Akoya series P6633 Intel i5 8GB ram with an nvidia optimus Geforce GT 630M 1GB graphics card) I had lying around. This laptop runs Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 and 16.04 without any issues straight out of the box (and my son used it to do some ROS [ros.org] work for his master thesis).
I tried two methods but the result is the same:
1) using the CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1708.iso image:
the laptop powers off abruptly in the finishing installation phase
upon reboot I get the login screen greeter but the laptop powers off abruptly during the login
2) using the CentOS-7-x86_64-Minimal-1708.iso image: and then
the laptop boots fine into a terminal session and login is normal
I then install the GNOME Desktop by:
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# yum -y groups install "GNOME Destop" # systemctl set-default graphical.target # reboot
Any suggestions of what else I can try and check to progress ?
Many thanks upfront.