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Old 01-08-2018, 08:44 PM   #1
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Attempting to reload RHEL w/GUI Server 7: Not Sure on Reclaim Space

Completely new.

I installed RHEL Server 7 on New Dell T30. Didn't know I had to select GUI to get GUI.

I believe as I attempt to install with GUI that I just need to reclaim space (first).

This is a sketch of my reclaim screen:


You can remove existing file systems you no longer need to free up space for this installation.

Disk Name File System
DellUtility sda1 vfat
OS sda2 EFI System ..
/boot (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server...7.4... sda3 xfs
rhel sda5 Phy Vol (LVM)

Do I only want to reclaim /boot and rhel? Should I reclaim one before the other?

Thank you, Ron.
Old 01-08-2018, 09:13 PM   #2
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Can you not install a GUI without reinstalling?

Unless I'm missing something, set up your internet connection, (this is fun on the command line,) and run something like the following:
sudo yum groupinstall "Server with GUI"
Old 01-09-2018, 12:29 AM   #3
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RHEL is a subscription based Linux distribution. You need to pay for it, if you want to be able to get updates and support for it.

Try CentOS instead, if you're not willing to pay for it. It's basically RHEL without the RHEL branding.

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Old 01-09-2018, 06:33 PM   #4
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RHEL Reinstall

This is my first reply. Not sure if it's global to this entire Thread or to a specific tread number? Anyway, in response to Thread 2, Dell listed only RHEL as the only distribution that would work on the T30. Thought that to be a bit of a farce but I suspect that meant that it had been tested as a workable distribution. So I downloaded it with development only in mind, then I'd work out the subscription if anything came of it. I'm open to CentOS, but it appears that I'll still need to reclaim space, which I have no clue. The GUI installation provided by RHEL gives me a means to reclaim. I just want to make sure that I don't need to reclaim the 'OS' and the 'Dell Utilities' partitions.

For Thread 1, RHEL provided a GUI within the *.iso file. I have no command line experience yet, so I was trying to take the easy way out. As well, I wanted to stay with components that I knew worked with each other knowing that I don't have the knowledge to piece components together.

I attached the RHEL Space Reclaim screen!
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I've never used RH, but I have used Fedora. You should be able to install the GUI from the installation disk. Just skip everything until you get to software selection.
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GUI From Install

Thanks AwesomeMachine, I'll attempt that first.


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