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I've installed CentOS 7 on a Dell PowerEdge R320. I did the minimal install and its starting up at the command line. Is there anyway to switch to the regular gui without reinstalling or a internet connection. I could load a file to a usb stick and go from there... Or would a complete re install be faster?

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It looks like you've installed the minimal CentOS install from the smallest ISO they have. In other words, you have the bare minimum you need to have a working system. For Linux gurus, this is called an OS. That being said, you have three options.

  • Option 1: Get the DVD ISO and install it with the GUI.
  • Option 2: Get the netinstall and don't forget to choose the Gnome Desktop Environment from the package list to install the GUI.
  • Option 3: Get internet connection on the system and simply install it using yum.

I would suggest going with option 3 as it is the easiest and possibly as simple as running

dhcpcd ens0p0

I would suggest checking the following link if your network is configured as DHCP.

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