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Hello all, I am a newbie and just installed my first version of RHEL Server V6 on a Power pc with plenty of memory and cpu. It's the x64 version of LINUX. My question is there a option to install a GUI interface. I'm so use to working on a Windows server platform until I can convert (learn) to use command line again? Thanks!
I installed the RHEL V6 Enterprise for servers. When I tried the yum groupinstall 'GNOME Desktop' command. The server response came back with system not registered with RHN, support will be disabled warning group GNOME Desktop does not exist. Setting up Group Process, WRNING: Group GNOME Desktop does not exist,No packages in any requested group available to install or update.
Note: I did not register my product version yet because I just wanted to complete the installation and get the Desktop up. I have the full installation disks (Red Box) with the RHEL Enterprise LINUX V6 for servers on the 32 bit and 64 bit disk, plus the add-ons and Source disks. Is there some thing missing from my installation disk??
Red Box? Isn't that an american movie rental service?
It's generally the case that you shouldn't be running Redhat in the first place if you've not paid for it. You would do well to migrate the install to CentOS and get all the updates for free from them. There are good (and VERY simple) migration guides if you look on centos.org. You want CentOS.
While it is true that Red Hat is a paid-subscription product, it is ALSO true that Red Hat is available as a free 30 day trial (and the documentation is free too) so you are not to be blamed for wanting to give it a try. And trust me, the desktop version is killer (well, actually, I use CentOS--basically the same thing); very fast and stable, with older well-tested software!
The Red Hat Installation Guide explains how to install a GUI graphical desktop environment; see in particular Chapter 9.18. Package Group Selection
The Package Installation Defaults screen appears and details the default package set for your Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation. This screen varies depending on the version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux you are installing.
Therefore if you have not specifically asked them for a Desktop 30 day trial, you should do so at this time (or use CentOS and bypass the issue entirely).