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Old 12-05-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
azeem1687
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How to setup GUI in Redhat Linux


Hello Friends,

I am new to linux and my department had a webserver running on redhat linux which has been replaced. Right now i have to copy some data from that server and when i open the system it asks me for a user id and pwd , after entering the user id and password for root it takes me to the command line interface.

I have tried typing startx but i got a an error saying

Fatal server Error
No Screens found


I just need to copy some data from this machine. Is there a way i can get to the GUI interface or just copy the data from CLI itself to a different flash drive.I have to copy all the webpages and multimedia content from that server to a flash drive. If i can view the server in GUI that would be great.

Build Os: Linux 2.4.17-0.13smp i 686

: daffy.perf.redhat.com


Thanks Friends.
 
Old 12-05-2010, 06:26 PM   #2
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The copy cmd in Linux at cli is

cp <from> <to>

eg
Code:
cp /home/file /elsewhere/file
http://linux.die.net/man/1/cp

Can you also type
Code:
cat /etc/*release*
and post the results. That looks like an old kernel.

Re GUI; When you login, is that at the console or from another system?

RHEL Admin manual: http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ion/index.html
 
Old 12-05-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I am in front of the system and it gives me only console option. I have go through all the files to find out which one to copy so i need a GUI interface.

When i enter the command you asked for

it says RedHat Linux 7.3 (Valhalla)....


Is there a way i can install a GUI on it.

And how can i change the Ip addressing from static to dynamic.
 
Old 12-05-2010, 06:46 PM   #4
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It MAY just be easier to pull the drive and install it on the new server. Mount the drive and use the GUI on the new system to find/move files. RH7 is really ancient and even if there are people who had experience with it. none of that experience would be current(10? years out of date_.
 
Old 12-05-2010, 07:01 PM   #5
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Yep, very out of date https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/RHL (& thus very insecure).
You don't 'need' a GUi, you just need to tell us what sort of files you want to copy eg names, locations etc & we'll be able to give you more help.
 
  


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