Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Boot Centos Linux to Windows

Centos 6 and 7 provide different approach for booting to a graphical windows interface known as X. Firstly, ensure the relevant packages to support display of windows where most of it are bundled as one of the popular Linux desktop environments.

Among the popular current desktops environments available are;

  • Gnome
  • KDE
  • Unity
  • Xfce
  • LXDe
  • Cinnamon
Here are the steps.

Centos 6 Approach


Edit the file /etc/inittab and change the number 3 to 5 as shown in the line below

id:5:initdefault:

Then reboot.

To start graphical windows without reboot, at the command prompt type

init 5
or
startx

Centos 7 Approach


Login as root and the prompt type

sudo systemctl set-default graphical.target

Then reboot.

To start graphical windows without reboot, at the command prompt type

sudo systemctl start graphical.target

Done

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