CentOS-7 “Minimal Desktop” installation (GNOME)

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Assalamualaikum..

For some reasons you need to install GUI on your CentOS server. In my case, I having a bad time to install Oracle Database 12c in my CentOS using CLI. I don’t have plenty of times struggling with CLI environment. I have to finish my work as soon as possible so then I can enjoy my coffee. I just need a very minimal GUI to achieve my goal.

Follow the steps below;

  1. Install CentOS-7 – Minimal (of course)
  2. yum groupinstall “X Window System”
  3. yum install gnome-classic-session gnome-terminal nautilus-open-terminal control-center liberation-mono-fonts
  4. unlink /etc/systemd/system/default.target
  5. ln -sf /lib/systemd/system/graphical.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target
  6. reboot

Now you have a CentOS-7 Minimal Desktop installation LIKE CentOS-6 Minimal Desktop

Enjoy!

wassalam..

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