How to install Fedora

fedoraThis article will cover the install process for a Fedora workstation.  For the record I tend to prefer the Gnome desktop as it seems to consume slightly less resources.

I've included some vm settings as a guidline machine specification.

Virtual Hardware

  1. Choose Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as the version.
  2. Use an 8GB hard drive.
  3. Use 512MB of ram.
  4. Remove the floppy drive.
  5. The NIC needs to be connected to your internal network.
  6. The latest version of Fedora can be installed using the latest ISO file.



  1. Boot your workstation to the CD.
  2. Click Log in at the automatic login screen.
  3. Double-click Install to Hard Drive.
  4. Select keyboard.
  5. Re-initialize drive if applicable (WARNING: This will erase the hard drive).
  6. Hostname: (eg fedora.yourdomain.local).
  7. Select your nearest city in your time zone.
  8. Enter and confirm Root password.
  9. Choose Use entire drive from the drop-down menu and ensure you have the correct drive selected.  Click Next.
  10. Confirm by clicking Write changes to disk.
  11. Fedora will now install to your hard drive.
  12. Click Close when it's finished (typically takes a few minutes).
  13. Restart the machine.


Welcome Screen

On first boot up you are presented with the welcome screen.

  1. Click Forward.
  2. Click Forward to accept the licence screen.
  3. Enter a username and password.
  4. Adjust time if needed.
  5. Send a profile of your hardware to Fedora if you want to.
  6. 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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