Installing Gnome in CentOS 6 Minimal

Fri Jun 15 2012 11:37:50 GMT-0400 (EDT)
Read about how to start X on boot in the update to this article: Installing gnome in CentOS 6 minimal -- updated.

To save time, when installing CentOS, I use the latest minimal disk which installs the latest release with only the bare essentials. It sets up CentOS with a command-line interface, networking and not much else -- really you don't need much to get running.

On a system that I needed Gnome for, I had installed from the minimal disk which meant it wasn't installed by default. To get Gnome running, I did the following:

yum groupinstall "X Window System" "Desktop" "Desktop Platform" "Base"