Fedora 18 (F18) Installation
This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Fedora 18 (F18).
Boot from the DVD.
The media check will be performed, so it takes a little time for the installer to start.
Select the appropriate language and select the "Set keyboard to default layout for selected language" option, then click the "Continue" button.
You are presented with the "Installation Summary" screen. You must complete any marked items before you can continue with the installation. Depending on your requirements, you may also want to alter the default settings by clicking on the relevant links.
Click the "Installation Destination" link.
If you are happy to use automatic partitioning of the whole disk, click the "Done" button to return to the previous screen.
If you want to modify the partitioning configuration, click the "Continue" button and work through the partitioning screens.
Once you have completed your alterations to the default configuration, click the "Begin Installation" button.
Click the "Root Password" link.
Enter the root password and click the "Done" button.
Wait for the installation to complete. When prompted, click the "Reboot" button.
Click the "Forward" button on the welcome screen.
Click the "Forward" button on the license information screen.
Enter the user credentials and click the "Forward" button.
Accept the date and time settings by clicking the "Finish" button.
On the sign-in screen, click on the user you want to log in as.
Enter the password and click the "Sign In" button.
You are now presented with the console screen.
If you are using DHCP to configure your network settings, then ignore the following network configuration screens, otherwise click the network icon on the top bar and click the "Network Settings" link. You are then presented with the "Network" dialog. Highlight "Wired", flick the switch to "ON" and click the "Options" button.
Tick the "Connect automatically" option and click the "IPv4 Settings" tab. Select the "Manual" method and enter the appropriate IP address and subnet mask, default gateway and primary DNS, then click the "Save..." button.
- Close the "Network" dialog.
You can customize the installed packages using the "Software" dialog. Click the "Activities" menu option, then type software. Click on the "Software" icon.
If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, it is easier if Secure Linux (SELinux) is disabled or switched to permissive. To do this edit the "/etc/selinux/config" file, making sure the SELINUX flag is set as follows.
If SELinux is configured after installation, the server will need a reboot for the change to take effect.
If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, it is easier if the firewall is disabled. This can be done by issuing the following commands from a terminal window as the "root" user.
# systemctl stop firewalld # systemctl disable firewalld
You can install and configure it later if you wish.
Make sure the SSH daemon is started using the following commands.
# systemctl start sshd.service # systemctl enable sshd.service
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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...