Thanks for the reply
Your right, I skipped the additionak package installations. I did a fresh reinstall, and I noticed quite a few different GUI packages to install. Which one would I specifically need? Whats the difference between "Desktop", "General Purpose Desktop", "KDE Desktop" AND "X Windows System"? I also noticed no firefox installed by default..so i'm doing a reinstall now and chose internet browser.
Now, the biggest question I have is...how can I install these packages from the CLI? Lets say I dont have the GUI..how can I install? To use YUM, do you need an account with Redhat? How can I find and install these packages manually? I saw another thread here where yum groupinstall was recommended, but it never worked for me. It couldn't find the groups..