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I did a minimal install of CentOS 6.3 and now want to add a GUI. I tried using yum to install a GUI, but it is unable to resolve the CentOS repository server mirror.centos.org. I tried to install networking packages but I get directory not found for /etc.

How can I install and enable Gnome Desktop on CentOS?

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"... I get directory not found for /etc." What? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 15 '12 at 18:10
I saw this on the original question (before I edited) and also was puzzled. To the OP, can you revert my edit and reword your question so it's more readable? – Renan Dec 15 '12 at 18:27
Are we talking about a vps or hosting setup here? – John Siu Dec 15 '12 at 21:31

try yum groupinstall basic-desktop desktop-platform x11 fonts

But apparently your yum is unable to connect to the yum repository. that is mirror.centos.org. Do check your network configuration.

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