How to install Fedora
I've included some vm settings as a guidline machine specification.
- Choose Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as the version.
- Use an 8GB hard drive.
- Use 512MB of ram.
- Remove the floppy drive.
- The NIC needs to be connected to your internal network.
- The latest version of Fedora can be installed using the latest ISO file.
- Boot your workstation to the CD.
- Click Log in at the automatic login screen.
- Double-click Install to Hard Drive.
- Select keyboard.
- Re-initialize drive if applicable (WARNING: This will erase the hard drive).
- Hostname: (eg fedora.yourdomain.local).
- Select your nearest city in your time zone.
- Enter and confirm Root password.
- Choose Use entire drive from the drop-down menu and ensure you have the correct drive selected. Click Next.
- Confirm by clicking Write changes to disk.
- Fedora will now install to your hard drive.
- Click Close when it's finished (typically takes a few minutes).
- Restart the machine.
On first boot up you are presented with the welcome screen.
- Click Forward.
- Click Forward to accept the licence screen.
- Enter a username and password.
- Adjust time if needed.
- Send a profile of your hardware to Fedora if you want to.
- You will now be presented with the Log in screen.
When fedora boots for the first time I tend to make some initial configurations:
- Apply any updates outstanding
- Tidy the panels
- Disable screen-saver
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