Originally Posted by jasontn
I tried all the suggestions but to no avail.
In the end, i started X, then ran pirut and installed GNOME. And it worked!! GNOME is back.
Thank you all for the suggestions. It helped me to learn more about my system.
THUMBS UP.. Thank you for this thread...
My problem with RHEL 5 was that I had the Xen enabled kernel installed... I didn't want Xen, the kernel was causing problems with compiling other stuff, so I uninstalled Xen.
Well, it uninstalled the friggin kernel too, so I had nothing to boot into.. hehehe so I booted off recovery CD and did a yum install kernel, and readjusted grub.conf for the new kernel.
All was good, except my Gnome was gone.. just gone. I guess uninstalling xen uninstalled it too.. (?!)
Anyway, this thread gave me the clues I needed, I'm bakc in business now with a Xen-less kernerl and my Gnome workarea back.