Red Hat 6 Installation Guide – RHEL 6 Install Screenshots - Comment Page: 5

This is Red Hat 6 RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) installation guide, step-by-step walkthrough with screenshots. Current version of Red Hat 6 is Beta, but also this RHEL 6 Beta version looks very stable and good OS, so that's why I decided to write this RHEL 6 Installation guide. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta is available on the following architectures: i386 AMD64/Intel64 System z IBM Power (64-bit) Download Red Hat 6 Beta DVD images here. Some of the many improvements and new features that are included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Power management - tickless kernel and improvements through the application stack to reduce wakeups, power consumption measurement...

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    1. Hello Everyone, I need help in Linux. I just bought a Dell laptop, i3 processor ..500GB hard drive..4GB ram..I installed vmware and on vmware I tried to install RHEL 6..it throws some error of “X startup failed”and then it continues in text mode…my another frn have also del laptop i5 processor..she is also facing the same issue…….is there a way to resolve it?
      I have windows2007 as my operating system
      Please assist asap

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      • Hi Shikha,

        So do you get RHEL 6 installed or do you get this error before Anaconda starts?

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        • Hi JR, It says starting anaconda and then it continues with this X startup failed error and it starts installation in text mode.

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          • Hi Shikha,

            Please check your BIOS settings, virtualization is enabled or not?

            And also select the second option in installation screen (i.e. Start installation with basic video driver)

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      • select ‘desktop’ in place od ‘basic server’ while you installed RHEL 6 or you have to configure YUM then you will have to install gnome package….

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    2. Hi Jr, I tried running installtion again to give you exact issus..I have iso file of rhel6 in my usb drive and I am instllating it on vmware on my windows 2007 laptop. It says”Install or upgrade..I select that first option..then it gives few things like vmlinuz ….etc , initializing hardware..running anaconda and then failed to install X startup..installaing in text mode…

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    3. I have further configued this linux machine on vmware as yum server now and insalled um instll x11-xorg* and it have succesfully instlled all packags.
      now when I run startx, still it throws an error.
      xinit: no such file or directory, unable to connect to X server

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      • So you got RHEL 6 installed?

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    4. yes in text mode…however i want it in gui.

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      • Hi shikha,

        Try to install some full desktop example:

        
        yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
        ## OR ##
        yum groupinstall Xfce
        

        Then try reboot / startx command again.

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    5. It says:
      Loaded plugins: rhnplugin
      This system is not registered with RHN
      RHN support will be disabled.
      server
      setting up group process
      Warning: Group GNOME does not exist
      Warning: Group Desktop does not exist
      Warning: Group Enviorment does not exist.
      No packages in any requested group available to install or upgrade

      similar error with other command

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    6. JR
      apologies for delayed response .

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    7. Hi shikha,

      No problems with delay… :)

      Do you have RHEL subscription?

      Did you use quotation marks on following command?

      
      yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment"
      
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    8. I am not sure about Red hat subscrition and i don think I have that..I got the iso file for linux from my Mam (as I am pursuing some linux classes) and I made my usb bootable and installed that on vmware on my new Dell Inspiron.
      No i dint not try wth quotes :-(
      will try again now after reading your reply and update you
      Thanks a ton fpr helping me out :)

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    9. Getting same thing with quotes as well..

      I also tried
      yum install kdebase and it installed succesfully and after that I rebooted vmware machine and then I ran startx command and it ran uptill 12th point and then it said
      Illegal instruction at address 0xc8984d
      Fatal server error:
      caught signal 4 . server aborting
      Please consult red hat support @
      htps://www.redhat.com/apps/support

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    10. @shikha

      Maybe RHEL is wrong Linux distribution for your use, if you won’t make RHEL subscription, better alternative could be CentOS 6 which is community version of RHEL or another good option is Fedora which is also community version but it’s much more desktop usage oriented than RHEL or CentOS.

      Are you sure you got exactly same error with quotes…you shouldn’t get following part?

      
      setting up group process
      Warning: Group GNOME does not exist
      Warning: Group Desktop does not exist
      Warning: Group Enviorment does not exist.
      No packages in any requested group available to install or upgrade
      

      If you want install full KDE then use example following command:

      
      yum install @kde-desktop
      
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    11. No the exact error which I get is:
      Till RHN support will be disabled its same and then I get:
      Setting up group process
      Warning: Group GNOME Desktop Enviorment does no exist.
      No Packges in any requested group available to install or update.

      and the kde one says:
      No groups available in any repository

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    12. JR,
      have to give certificaion exam on RHEL6 Next year Feb and hence I want to practice on the same.
      Today I again installed Linux on vmware to try to make that one as a yum client..everything is working great except this error: X windows startup failed..falling in text mode..
      Also I think there is some issue with Dell video adapters/drvers, not sure though, which stops x windows to install. (I got this clue from the below link:

      http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/ctrl-alt-f1-%3D-black-blank-screen-385376/

      I sent this forum a post however no one is replying there…they mentioned something about the same Dell issue in old posts which I am unable to understand. It says something like this:

      The problem you are experiencing is most likely due to:

      (1) the kernel framebuffer video driver. Do you have bootsplash, usplash, splashy, etc for a graphical boot process? If so, you may need to disable it. Look in /boot/grub/menu.lst (if using grub) and look for vga=XXX where XXX is a number, change it to vga=normal or delete vga altogether. If vga isn’t listed, look for “silent” or “verbose” and delete that to avoid using graphics during boot up.

      (2) the video driver that xorg is using. In particular Nvidia drivers often cause that. The only way I have found to completely get rid of the blank screen problem is to not use the Nvidia drivers, but that means my TV-out functionality is gone I just load the nvidia driver when I want to watch a movie and use “nv” the rest of the time.

      Also check this one:
      http://www.cromwell-intl.com/unix/openbsd-dell.html
      I am sure this is something to do with Dell Inspiron laptop settngs , not sure what :(

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