To use CentOS8 in graphical mode, you will need to install GNOME package on the system to enable GUI. We will go through the steps required to install GNOME GUI.
Check the available package groups for CentOS 8.
yum group list
Available Environment Groups: Server with GUI Server Workstation Virtualization Host Custom Operating System Installed Environment Groups: Minimal Install Available Groups: Container Management .NET Core Development RPM Development Tools Smart Card Support Development Tools Graphical Administration Tools Headless Management Legacy UNIX Compatibility Network Servers Scientific Support Security Tools System Tools
Install Gnome GUI, in middle it will ask for downloade permission type "y" and enter to proceed with installation.
yum groupinstall "Server with GUI"
To enable the GUI as default and boot into graphical mode.
systemctl set-default graphical
Reboot the system to boot into the graphical mode.
GUI welcome page will apper and it will ask for enable Location service and set up online accounts.
Create user by providing User name and Password.
CentOS 8 desktop screen and it's system information.
CentOS GNOME GUI complete!!!