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Old 05-18-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
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RHEL 6 in VMWare - Always boots to the command line instead of GUI


Hi Everybody,

I m new to Red Hat. I have installed RHEL 6 in VMWare and when it boots it always goes to the command line mode instead of GUI. I have even tried " yum groupinstall GNOME Desktop Environment ", no go .. It gives the error message that " GNOME doesnt exist, Desktop doesnt exist, Environment doesnt exist, No packages in any requested group available to install or upgrade " .. WHen i try "startx" i get a message taht " comand not found ". in "/etc/inittab", it is set as id:3:initdefault: , i tried to chage it to id:5:initdefault: but after which the OS do not laod at all. Need some help in getting to the GUI.

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Old 05-18-2012, 03:40 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ. Try yum grouplist first to check the exact name of the Gnome group and then issue:

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yum groupinstall "xxxxx"
where xxxxx is the exact name of the group. Please note the quotation marks " around the group name.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 03:56 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply , but i get a error message when i try "yum grouplist ". The error message is that " This system is not registered with RHN, RHN support will be disabled, Setting up group process, Error : No Grop Data available for configured repositories " .. I have even tried the " rhn_register " but it gives a error message that " Unable to connect to the red Hat server, double check the location " ..

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Old 05-18-2012, 05:43 AM   #4
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply , but i get a error message when i try "yum grouplist ". The error message is that " This system is not registered with RHN, RHN support will be disabled, Setting up group process, Error : No Grop Data available for configured repositories " .. I have even tried the " rhn_register " but it gives a error message that " Unable to connect to the red Hat server, double check the location " ..
Do you have a valid, paid for RHEL6 subscription? If not: Buy a subscription or start using CentOS, Scientific Linux or Fedora (which are free).
 
Old 05-18-2012, 05:47 AM   #5
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Hi,

Thanks again, i have started the RHCA course and the disc came along with the book, not sure whether it is a full version or a Scientific Linux ? Could u help me to identify ?

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Old 05-18-2012, 06:07 AM   #6
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Try:
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$ cat /etc/*-release
but the error you mentioned above suggests that it IS Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This will make it necessary to either buy a subscription or switch to CentOS / Scientific Linux.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 06:12 AM   #7
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Thanks again, i have started the RHCA course and the disc came along with the book, not sure whether it is a full version or a Scientific Linux ? Could u help me to identify ?
Have a look at this file: /etc/redhat-release
Also: If you boot, the distro name should be shown at some point. Be it Redhat, CentOS or Scientific Linux.

But....... If you are studying for RHCA, you should already know these basics: Only a current RHCE is eligible to earn an RHCA credential, RHCE in turn needs a RHCSA credential.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #8
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You might need to install different vmware packages to run Redhat in GUI mode ? See

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e-esxi-917448/
 
Old 09-25-2012, 02:01 AM   #9
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If this is RHEL 6 and downlaoded iso contains somewhere 3.4GB then don't select the basic server during installation.
I had similar issue. I did was choosed custom installation where it gives option to select the individual package.
There you can choose desktop as well which has GNOME desktop. That should solve your problem. If doesnot solve message me.
 
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