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Old 10-05-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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red hat 7.0 package group problems

I decided to trash winMe and install Red Hat Linux 7.0.
The problem I am having is the choices at the "Selecting Package Groups".
The installation book states it should give me the choice of :

2) KDE
3) Games

The actual onscreen choices are :

A) News Server
B) NFS Server
C) Web Server
D) DNS Server

The installation disk does not give me a choice of desktops. I've tried the command 'startx' but it returns 'bash: startx: command not found' .

Any help would be greatly appriciated.
Old 10-06-2005, 02:16 AM   #2
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Welcome onboard at LQ stu123! LQ is here to help.

Well as far as I can remember RH 7 installer had a screen to select GUI. Go through the screens again. May be an installation calss was there for desktops. RH GUI installer should be ok. Rather than stick with the book, follow the sceens. I think they had the help pane in left side, even in RH 7.

Anyway, let me tell you something. We are really worried about some people trying to install old distros like Red Hat 9. There are newer, better options. So naturally I was shocked to see that you were trying RH 7. You'd better have a good reason for choosing a really old distro. Did you know there are 6 major (excluding things such as 7.1, 7.2) versions after RH 7? There are 100s of distros out there. So why not try a newer distro?

Last edited by SkyEye; 10-06-2005 at 02:21 AM.
Old 10-06-2005, 08:08 AM   #3
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Thank you for the welcome to this board.

I went to our local library and RH-7 was the only install they had for linux. (All the other distros were missing *stolen*). Decided to give RH-7 a try since that was the only installs they had.

After realizing RH-7 wasn't giving me a desktop and networking about linux, I was advised to try out Mandrake 10.0.
I downloaded it off of the Linux site / burnt the .iso's onto Roms and installed it.

Red Hat is out the door and now I'm a Mandrake user.

Thanks for your response.
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