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Old 04-06-2013, 06:43 AM   #1
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Installing GNOME environment


i installed rhel6 in my virtual machine. I thought the installations steps are same as rhel5 , so installed it without noticing that to enable windows X environment i had to enable a checkbox while installing , after searching the internet i tried these
also tried
#yum groupinstall "Desktop""X Windows Environment"
#yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"

while all the packages of the DVD (inside packages) are copied and kept in /mnt/spac directory
around 3200+ packages inside the directory

tried another step after much frustration
#yum install gnome*
said yes to install 325 packages
that too didn't worked

nothing worked
someone please provide the solution
Old 04-07-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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reinstalling might be a bit easier , seeing as this is a very new install

But double check the name of the group from
su -

yum grouplist
you should see
" General Purpose Desktop " and "Desktop"

for a basic gnome install
su -
yum groupinstall  "Desktop"
use "General Purpose Desktop" for everything
and that should pull everything that is needed from the red hat RHN repo

Last edited by John VV; 04-07-2013 at 05:17 PM.


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