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Old 05-02-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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How to install GUI from disk for Centos 6.5


Hi,
The installer failed to install the GUI for a new 6.5 web server install. I don't yet have a network connection working so I need to load the gui from the DVD. With the old Redhat this used to be pretty easy to do but not sure about Centos. Any ideas? Thanks.
 
Old 05-02-2014, 05:16 PM   #2
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You'll need to set up the DVD as a yum repository and then install using yum like normal:
http://fritshoogland.wordpress.com/2...m-based-linux/
(or any number of other online guides)
 
Old 05-02-2014, 05:32 PM   #3
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You'll need to set up the DVD as a yum repository and then install using yum like normal:
http://fritshoogland.wordpress.com/2...m-based-linux/
(or any number of other online guides)
Thanks. I will try to get the networking up and running and if that doesn't work will try the above..
 
Old 05-02-2014, 08:30 PM   #4
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the SERVER install dose NOT install a gui
Gnome is not needed on a server that dose not have a screen attached

and really dose need a network connection , servers are web based

it would be easier to just reinstall the default DESKTOP install if that is what you really do want

the cent6 and RHEL6 installers on the dvd's are about the same
just slightly different graphics

but if you must
pop in the install dvd
and select "upgrade an existing install"
and select the default Desktop install
if there is a network connection there is an option to set that up in the installer on the dvd

Last edited by John VV; 05-02-2014 at 08:32 PM.
 
Old 05-03-2014, 11:55 AM   #5
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The DVD lets you do a custom install. You can pick what you want, like the server stuff and a desktop. You have to be careful that you install everything, though: I seem to remember finding I'd got a GUI with no fonts, or something like that, once!
 
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the cent installer has some of the same issues that the older fedora installer had
if you start to pick and choose the programs to install things tend to break


using the default "server" or" desktop" install is recommended
then customize it AFTER the first boot and after you have set up the first non root user ,the time, your location, and so on.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 03:49 PM   #7
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Thanks all.

I did do a server install, but it still failed to add the GUI. I have not have time to try and go back and fix it. It may be easier just to format and start over.

But on another matter...our university is going to have a power failure this Sunday so I need to shutdown our web server. I can remotely log in during the night and shut it down that way ,but I would rather do it via cron or the like. Problem is I can
t seem to have any luck with cron -e. I just see control characters but it doesn't want to let me add a new entry or even exit the editor. Is there a better editor that will work? years ago I think I used pico..so I will give that a try. Just wondering what do you use?

Thanks
 
Old 05-16-2014, 07:47 PM   #8
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The "nano" command is a modern-day clone of pico. It should be enabled by default, and if not you should be able to find the package on your install disks. The default editor on CebntOS is vim, I believe, and if you plan to be a sysadmin you would be well-advuised to at least learn the basics. However, for most things you can use nano instead by doing something like:

Code:
export EDITOR=nano
crontab -e
You can add the export command into your shell start-up file to permanently set the EDITOR environment variable, which most programs that invoke a text editor will respect.

BTW, don't forget to remove the crontab entry once the power failure is over!
 
Old 05-28-2014, 04:47 PM   #9
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The "nano" command is a modern-day clone of pico. It should be enabled by default, and if not you should be able to find the package on your install disks. The default editor on CebntOS is vim, I believe, and if you plan to be a sysadmin you would be well-advuised to at least learn the basics. However, for most things you can use nano instead by doing something like:

Code:
export EDITOR=nano
crontab -e
You can add the export command into your shell start-up file to permanently set the EDITOR environment variable, which most programs that invoke a text editor will respect.

BTW, don't forget to remove the crontab entry once the power failure is over!
Thanks..that is a big help..and yes I did forget!
 
Old 05-29-2014, 05:08 AM   #10
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Centos has a repo file for the DVD CentOS-Media.repo
Contents are
Code:
# CentOS-Media.repo
#
#  This repo can be used with mounted DVD media, verify the mount point for
#  CentOS-6.  You can use this repo and yum to install items directly off the
#  DVD ISO that we release.
#
# To use this repo, put in your DVD and use it with the other repos too:
#  yum --enablerepo=c6-media [command]
#  
# or for ONLY the media repo, do this:
#
#  yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=c6-media [command]
 
[c6-media]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Media
baseurl=file:///media/CentOS/
        file:///media/cdrom/
        file:///media/cdrecorder/
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6
Just enable that ...

HTH
 
  


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