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Fresh F12 installation but no GUI.

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I am a newbie who would be very grateful for some help. I recently bought an F12 DVD (from a UK supplier) which I took to be a “full distribution”. But looking back on the web site it was not described as such. After booting I selected the Replace Existing Linux System option and it listed the installation of 204 packages - much smaller than the 933 packages when I installed F9. The kernel is now FEDORA (2.6.31.5-127.fc12.i686.PAE) My problem is that I am now faced with a very intimidating terminal. I am sure the installation did not offer a graphical interface. I have tried to get Gnome running by following the Installation Guide :- 1) 7.4.2 Booting into a Graphical Environment I type in - gedit /etc/inittab and I get back - -bash: gedit: command not found 2) 15.3 Switching to a Graphical Login I type - yum group install “GNOME Desktop Environment” Response - Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again. 3) Again under 15.3 - bullet point 3) Type - /etc/inittab Response - -bash: /etc/inittab: permission denied I have now run out of ideas. I’m sure it is not supposed to be difficult but I don’t understand the implications of the command line responses. Can anybody please give me a few pointers on what to try next. I really don’t want to be condemned to a win dependency. Gerry. (HowTos)