I have VirtualBox running on Windows 10 host and Oracle Linux 6 guest. I have been trying to get Gnome by running

yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop "General Purpose Desktop" \
"Graphical Administration Tools" "Legacy X Window System compatibility" \

as recommended here but I get No packages in any requested group available to install or update message.

If I run

yum grouplist

I get No such command: grouplist

The reason I need Gnome is to be able to download files from a website where I have to log in first giving some credentials which I have no idea how to do. By using

curl /tmp/file_name 'http://www.websiteaddress.com/the/rest/of/the/url'

I managed to download one file but for some reason I can't download more.

I have tried to install firefox

sudo yum install firefox

but this didn't work either. In response I got This system is not registered with ULN (. . .) No package firefox available

I haven't used Oracle Linux before and I haven't found anything useful on the web so far so any help is appreciated.

  • What about yum -y groups install "GNOME Desktop" ?
    – BlueManCZ
    Mar 17 '20 at 10:07
  • the response I get is No such command: groups
    – user400500
    Mar 17 '20 at 10:11
  • All right, and when you try yum groupinstall basic-desktop desktop-platform x11 fonts?
    – BlueManCZ
    Mar 17 '20 at 10:15
  • then I get No packages in any requested group available to install or update
    – user400500
    Mar 17 '20 at 10:19
  • Maybe you don't have working repositories? Check this.
    – BlueManCZ
    Mar 17 '20 at 10:22

I managed to deal with No such command: grouplist by doing what is here - that is:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d
wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo

It's pretty much what was posted as a resolution in the thread given in one of the comments above, except in the answer to that thread there was a typo so it didn't work.

Now I can run the command to install gui but it won't work because of other issues.

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