How to Install GNOME GUI on CentOS8

To use CentOS8 in graphical mode, you will need to install GNOME package on the system to enable GUI. We will go through the steps required to install GNOME GUI.

Check the available package groups for CentOS 8.

yum group list


Available Environment Groups:
   Server with GUI
   Virtualization Host
   Custom Operating System
Installed Environment Groups:
   Minimal Install
Available Groups:
   Container Management
   .NET Core Development
   RPM Development Tools
   Smart Card Support
   Development Tools
   Graphical Administration Tools
   Headless Management
   Legacy UNIX Compatibility
   Network Servers
   Scientific Support
   Security Tools
   System Tools

Install Gnome GUI, in middle it will ask for downloade permission type "y" and enter to proceed with installation.

yum groupinstall "Server with GUI"


To enable the GUI as default and boot into graphical mode.

systemctl set-default graphical


Reboot the system to boot into the graphical mode.


GUI welcome page will apper and it will ask for enable Location service and set up online accounts.

Create user by providing User name and Password.

Login Screen.

CentOS 8 desktop screen and it's system information.

CentOS GNOME GUI complete!!!