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Old 05-24-2013, 02:58 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am newbee to Linux. I wanted to install Redhat Enterprise Linux 6.2. I could not install it normally. So first i installed with basic video driver. After the installation and restart of system i was logged in in CLI mode. I cant go to GUI mode. Later i realised that startx was not installed properly. I tried ways to install startx but failed in all attempts. I tried installing desktop version instead of basic server. Now I want to upgrade it to Basic Server version. Please tell me how to upgrade?
I have been searching many articles in online. but no such problem is posted anywhere. Please help me out with this issue.
 
Old 05-24-2013, 03:21 AM   #2
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First, we need more info from you, what exactly is happening, what error messages you've had when you try to startx, what graphic card?
 
Old 05-24-2013, 03:49 AM   #3
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@shivaannaldas: Could it be that you are using RHEL without a paid for subscription? RHEL isn't a free product and useless if you do not have a subscription.

Is there any specific reason why you are using RHEL and not a free distro? If a RHEL alike distro is needed then have a look at CentOS, which is free and almost identical to RHEL.
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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sounds like druuna hit the nail on the head. to install things in RHEL you use yum, but that is not possible without a subscription.

if you do indeed have a subscription then you just need to run the following commands as root:

Code:
# yum -y update
# yum -y install kde
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1984931.html

see there, interesting that is coming from an Ubuntu forum ... fast google search for: RHEL install kde via yum
 
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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Or get yourself a copy of Centos 6.2 or SL 6.2 which are free recompilations of RHEL 6.2.
 
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:05 AM   #6
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First, we need more info from you, what exactly is happening, what error messages you've had when you try to startx, what graphic card?

Thanks Nikosis for the fast response.
While i select "Install or Upgrade RHEL", It is loading some USB drivers and later the screen becomes blank as if we have switched off monitor. I waited for a long time to see if anything is happening background but nothing has happened.I restarted the system and selected "Install or upgrade with basic video driver" and did custom layout and installed basic server version. Installation was successful but the system has started in CLI mode. I could not login in GUI mode. I tried Ctrl+Alt+F7 and Ctrl+Alt+F2, but nothing did work. My lapi specifications are intel i3 processor 3rd generation, 6gb RAM and Intel HD:4000

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Old 05-25-2013, 12:10 AM   #7
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@shivaannaldas: Could it be that you are using RHEL without a paid for subscription? RHEL isn't a free product and useless if you do not have a subscription.

Is there any specific reason why you are using RHEL and not a free distro? If a RHEL alike distro is needed then have a look at CentOS, which is free and almost identical to RHEL.
Hi druuna,
I want to install Oracle EBS 12.1 for study purpose on RHEL 6.2. I tried to install Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 for server but failed, One of my colleagues suggested RHEL as the Kernel is same for both OEL and RHEL. Is there any Enterprise Linux that meets my requirements?
 
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I want to install Oracle EBS 12.1 for study purpose on RHEL 6.2. I tried to install Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.5 for server but failed, One of my colleagues suggested RHEL as the Kernel is same for both OEL and RHEL. Is there any Enterprise Linux that meets my requirements?
As mentioned before:

- CentOS
- Scientific Linux

Version numbering is the same as the Red Hat EL versions.

BTW: I do believe you mention installing this on a laptop (post #6). Red Hat (and its above mentioned derivatives) aren't geared toward installation on laptops. I'm not saying that it cannot be done (I've ran RHEL 5.8 on a IBM ThinkPad), but you might encounter problems when trying to. This is one more reason why you should use a free product: The support base for both is present, easily accessible and free of charge.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 12:16 AM   #9
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As mentioned before:

- CentOS
- Scientific Linux

Version numbering is the same as the Red Hat EL versions.

BTW: I do believe you mention installing this on a laptop (post #6). Red Hat (and its above mentioned derivatives) aren't geared toward installation on laptops. I'm not saying that it cannot be done (I've ran RHEL 5.8 on a IBM ThinkPad), but you might encounter problems when trying to. This is one more reason why you should use a free product: The support base for both is present, easily accessible and free of charge.
Thank you for your valuable suggestion, Will try as u said
 
Old 06-08-2013, 08:42 AM   #10
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Thank you for your valuable suggestion, Will try as u said
Sorry for the late reply. I have been checking the compatible versions of RHEL and OEL for my lapi as i need to install Oracle E- Business Suite on Linux. So it will be i want to go with only these two distros as the kernels are same.
Please advice the suited versions of OEL for my lapi. I prefer OEL more than RHEL because OEL & Oracle EBS are from Oracle.
This is completely for study purpose.
I am using Dell Inspiron 3520. i3-3220, 500gb Hard disk and 6GB RAM. Please advice one.
 
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@shivaannaldas: I would give CentOS a try. And although you mentioned RHEL 6.2 in your first post I would go with 6.4 (latest stable).

CentOS and RHEL are, as mentioned before, almost identical.

You might need to install additional software (which would also be true for RHEL), do have a good look at the Oracle EBS install documentation and its requirements.
 
Old 06-09-2013, 09:37 AM   #12
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@shivaannaldas: I would give CentOS a try. And although you mentioned RHEL 6.2 in your first post I would go with 6.4 (latest stable).

CentOS and RHEL are, as mentioned before, almost identical.

You might need to install additional software (which would also be true for RHEL), do have a good look at the Oracle EBS install documentation and its requirements.
@druuna I checked in google about the requirements. We need to install two more rpms before installing Oracle EBS. RHEL 5 and later versions are suitable for oracle EBS. I tried to install OEL 5 and RHEL 6.2 in another pentium processor Desktop and it went well for both linux distros. Does core i3 not compatible with Enterprise linux?
 
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Does core i3 not compatible with Enterprise linux?
That info is available from the Red Hat website:
- Intel CPUs and Supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Versions
 
  


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