[CentOS] C8 network install

Sun Feb 23 12:05:57 UTC 2020
Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk>

On Sun, 2020-02-23 at 02:58 -0600, Robert G (Doc) Savage via CentOS
> I'm building a new storage server. I was unable to use the CentOS-8-
> x86_64-1905-dvd1.iso image written to a 256GB thumb drive. It kept
> failing the integrity check. I had to use the much smaller CentOS-8-
> x86_64-1905-boot.iso image and do a network install from a mirror site.
> That's a first for me.
> Even though I selected "Server with GUI", the resulting installation
> boots to a text prompt. I've installed the GNOME and GNOME Applications
> groups, and I can get to them by typing 'startx'.
> How do I change this behavior and make it boot directly to a graphical
> desktop?

What you are asking is to change the systemd default target.  You want

   systemctl set-default graphical.target

Just Google for something like "centos 8 graphical login" or "centos 8
gui login" and you get vast numbers of hits.