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I downloaded Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client 6.3 onto virtual box but it's only bring forth a command line interface when I login in using root. There is no graphical interface attached with the install. How do I remedy this?

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closed as off topic by Shane Madden, EEAA, Lucas Kauffman, Magellan, Brent Pabst Nov 5 '12 at 14:35

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That's sorta the point... download a UI if you really want one. – Brent Pabst Nov 5 '12 at 14:35
I figured it need to partition at least 640 mb of ram in order to have enough room for a ui for redhat on virtual box – user1074316 Nov 6 '12 at 0:00

First, the graphical interface is not necessarily installed on your VM. You can do

yum groupinstall "X Window System"

to install the graphical interface. Then you can do


to start the graphical interface. Finally, once you're happy with the configuration you can edit the file /etc/inittab to have the graphical interface start automatically when the machine boots.

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where would i write this command? – user1074316 Nov 3 '12 at 19:22
You would type this from the Linux command line. – ewwhite Nov 3 '12 at 19:27
Where would you type startx? What software in windows do you use to connect to this linux – Sharen Eayrs Dec 27 '12 at 12:36

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