On Sun, 2020-02-23 at 02:58 -0600, Robert G (Doc) Savage via CentOS wrote: > 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. P.