[SOLVED] CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation GNOME

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Don
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Re: CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation like in CentOS-6

Postby Don » 2014/07/17 03:53:36

In looking through the file repodata/*-c7-x86_64-comps.xml by my understanding, packages like libreoffice are optional. I don't understand why they are being loaded when selecting "Server with GUI" install. By my understanding, by default, only packages tagged as mandatory or default should be installed.

If this is incorrect, please let me know.

Thanks,
--Don

tommyhp2
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Re: CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation like in CentOS-6

Postby tommyhp2 » 2014/07/23 04:51:29

What's funny is that I made this request when Fedora 19 was still beta on 2012-06-03 00:43 EDT:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=827796

Which I think RHEL/CentOS 7 seemed to be based upon.

tommyhp2
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Re: CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation like in CentOS-6

Postby tommyhp2 » 2014/07/26 21:27:08

I made a little script to clean out extra packages installed with "Server with GUI" minimal.

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#!/bin/sh
yum remove gnome-{clocks,weather,screenshot,video-effects,contacts,dictionary,documents,font-viewer} \
  cheese eog empathy evince{,-nautilus} totem{,-mozplugin,-nautilus} \
  `rpm -qa|grep -i libreoffice`
yum autoremove


Enjoy :)

gaborboros
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Re: CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation like in CentOS-6

Postby gaborboros » 2014/08/05 08:49:32

anderson_thomas wrote:Is there a trick to get a similar installation like "Minimal Desktop" in CentOS-7 too?


Hi,

I want minimal GNOME desktop and found a solution. After minimal install:
yum groupinstall "X Window System"
yum install gnome-classic-session

Gabor

anderson_thomas
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[SOLVED]CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation like in Cent

Postby anderson_thomas » 2014/08/07 15:58:09

Hi,

thank you "Gabor" for bringing me on the right way... to reach a CentOS7 Minimal Desktop Installation
you can do following steps:

1. Install CentOS-7 - Minimal (First entry point in list)
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!
Last edited by anderson_thomas on 2014/08/08 19:11:20, edited 1 time in total.

gerald_clark
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Re: CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation like in CentOS-6

Postby gerald_clark » 2014/08/07 16:11:44

Or install mate ( gnome 2 ) from epel.

anderson_thomas
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Re: CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation like in CentOS-6

Postby anderson_thomas » 2014/08/08 19:13:41

Hi Gerald,

gerald_clark wrote:Or install mate ( gnome 2 ) from epel.


how much space on hdd -> root do you need to install CentOS-7
with mate from epel?

The compare, with my "Minimal Desktop" Installation i described, it
will be 1.6 GB.

Thank you!

brand77
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Re: [SOLVED] CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation GNOME

Postby brand77 » 2015/01/15 11:49:21

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yum upgrade
yum groupinstall base
rpm -Uvh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/7/x86_64/e/epel-release-7-5.noarch.rpm
yum groupinstall mate-desktop
yum groupinstall x-window-system
unlink /etc/systemd/system/default.target
ln -sf /lib/systemd/system/graphical.target /etc/systemd/system/default.target
reboot


I can't say what I think about Gnome 3 because it's illegal in most country...

rojacos
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Re: [SOLVED]CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation like in Cent

Postby rojacos » 2017/01/25 23:51:46

anderson_thomas wrote:Hi,

....
6. reboot

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

Enjoy!


Thanks so much anderson...too bad that one of the more polished and serious linux distros we like chooses to throw in unwanted office crap and malayalam-fonts when all we need is X-windows in minimal server. Why do they feel like going the Ubuntu way when most of us just want the bare minimum.

And, what do u think about brand77's solution, is that a better one ?

kroz
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Re: [SOLVED] CentOS-7 "Minimal Desktop" installation GNOME

Postby kroz » 2017/01/27 04:59:56

For the sake of completeness: does anyone have a clue which package installs gnome shell (not the classic mode)?