You should be able to boot into the gui using the command startx. or as the...

You should be able to boot into the gui using the command startx. or as the root user run the command "init 4" to open the gui in runlevel 4 which included the login manager.

If you want the system to start-up into the gui (runlevel 4) you can edit the /etc/inittab file on the line that shows:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:

to read:
id:4:initdefault:

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