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Old 03-22-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
thiyagusham
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I can't startup cent OS 6


Good Morning !

I could n't startup cent os 6. Just now i installed.
Version is 6.0. Any procedure to move next step.
i issued many times init 0 and init 6 command.
No improvement.

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Old 03-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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Hi

have you installed the minimal install of centos??? Put a link where you downloaded the iso
 
Old 03-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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Hi spiky0011 ;

I am not using ISO images. I have CD from my office. please see attached screen shot.

If it is not workable please provide the link to download Centos 6 or above

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Old 03-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #4
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Hi

Looks like you have installed the minimal install no desktop, That is why you only have a root prompt

Iso for 32 bit machine http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/i386/

64 bit http://isoredirect.centos.org/centos/6/isos/x86_64/

If you download he DVD1 iso it provides a desktop

Sorry it looks like you could get a desktop just select the dektop option Although the above links are for centos 6.4 latest

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Old 03-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #5
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You are logged in as root from your first post so it looks like it is working. However, if you selected a minimal installation many things may be "missing". Please define what you mean by not workable.

May I suggest reinstalling and changing the installation type to a more appropriate choice. You also might want to customise the installation to include desired software not installed by default.
 
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:34 AM   #6
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i issued many times init 0 and init 6 command.
init 0 & init 6 are poweroff and restart, they take you nowhere.

if you are new to terminal and want something (desktop) to start with, then follow this steps,
  1. Insert DVD/ISO
  2. Mount the DVD/ISO if its not mounted:
    • # mkdir -p /media/centosdvd
    • # mount /dev/sr0 /media/centosdvd (for DVD)
    • # mount -o loop <path-to-file>/CentOS-DVD1.iso /media/centosdvd (for ISO)
  3. Create Repo file
    • # vi /etc/yum.repos.d/centosdvd.repo
    [centosdvd]
    name=centos dvd
    baseurl=file:///media/centosdvd
    enabled=1
  4. Install packages
    • # yum groupinstall "desktop" "General Purpose Desktop" "development tools" "Office Suite and Productivity" --enablerepo=centosdvd
  5. Reboot
    • # reboot
  6. If you want to start desktop, at command prompt type
    • # startx

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