[CentOS] Centos 6 Server has no GUI

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Mon Jul 11 17:13:54 UTC 2011

Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 11:55:12AM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> Andy Holt wrote:
>> >> From: Keith Beeby
>> >>
>> > What caught me out (_doesn't_ sounds like it did you though), was that
>> > the CentOS 6 x86_64 installer chose to do a text-based
>> > install, through lack of support for the graphics card, I guess (this
>> > is inside VMware Server 1.0!).  The text-based install does
>> > not give you a choice of the kind of stuff to install, you just seem
>> > to get 'minimal'.
>> <snip>
>> Huh? I always use the text-based install, and check the select packages
>> (or whatever it is) box, and the next screen's where I go down its list,
>> and go into each, and (un)select what I want on the machine.
> Have you done this with CentOS/RH/OLE 6?  They've crippled it.  In a

When would I have tried it? I saw posts about mirrors being sync'd before
I left work Friday. I'm certainly not upgrading my home system for a

> marketing move that, again in my arrogant opinion, ranks up there with
> Windows Genuine Advantage, they'll tell you that they've streamlined and
> simplified it.

You're joking....
> I think the rationale was that they decided to put their efforts into a
> GUI install and it was too much work to continue the functionality of
> the text mode.  You'd have to dig through the Fedora testing list, I
> think.

And GUI is less work? And they couldn't leave the same code in place?
> However, kickstart functionality remains, so you can always use a
> kickstart file, and that will enable you to do partitioning, and package
> selection.

And to build a test system, as I'm about to do?



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