Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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?

share|improve this question

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

Questions on Server Fault are expected to relate to professional server, networking, or related infrastructure administration within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1  
That's sorta the point... download a UI if you really want one. –  Brent Pabst Nov 5 '12 at 14:35
    
I figured it out....you 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

1 Answer 1

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

startx

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.

share|improve this answer
    
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

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.