kwest2b wrote:It's normal if you chose the "Minimal" installation option: it truly is minimal, i.e. just enough to boot. The best strategy for adding additional RPMs is to use http://public-yum.oracle.com. And in fact, your machine is possibly already configured to do so. I can't recall if we did this in 6.2 or 6.3. Check the output of:
QUESTION: Is this normal, and what is the best strategy for adding missing RPM's ?
And see if the repos are already configured.
# yum repolist
kwest2b wrote:Well, it's not one-by-one with yum: you can do a groupinstall to get a whole bunch (with dependencies). That's what yum is for. :)
5. Public Yum is working (repo file was missing on OL 6.2, and included in OL 6.4), but would prefer the full installation from the get-go vs. a one-by-one with Yum.
Q1: Did I download and boot the correct ISO file for "full" install ?
Q2: Where in the installation dialog is the "installation size" selection made ? (example: minimal, recommended, full)It should've asked you for a Install type, ie. "Basic Server", "Web Server", "Minimal" (there are more choices). The only options that actually provide a GUI are the Desktop options. Oracle Linux 6 by default has no GUI installed (and shouldn't, in my opinion, but you may have a different one!).Though, if you don't have enough RAM in your server or VM, the graphical installer doesn't start and it uses the text-based installer instead. Was the installer text-based or graphical? The text-based installer only installs the Minimal install set and doesn't provide the install type option. I believe you need at least 1-2GB of RAM available for the GUI to start during install. I know it doesn't start at 512MB and it does start at 2GB, but I haven't determine the exact value.