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Fedora 7 (F7) Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic server installation of Fedora 7 (F7).

  1. Boot from the CD or DVD. At the boot screen, press the "Enter" key.

    Boot

  2. Skip the media test by tabbing to the "Skip" button and pressing the "Enter" key.

    CD Test

  3. Click the "Next" button on the welcome screen.

    Welcome

  4. Select the appropriate language, then click the "Next" button.

    Language

  5. Select the appropriate keyboard, then click the "Next" button.

    Keyboard

  6. Click the "Yes" button on the warning dialog.

    Partitioning Warning

  7. Check the "Review and modify partitioning layout" option, then click the "Next" button.

    Default partitioning plus modify

  8. Click the "Yes" button on the warning dialog.

    Partitioning Warning

  9. The current partitioning layout is presented.

    Partitioning LVM

  10. Highlight the "/boot" mount point, then click the "Edit" button. Enter the "150" as the size of the partition, then click the "OK" button.

    Partitioning LVM /boot

  11. Highlight the "/" mount point, then click the "Edit" button. This displays the Volume Group dialog.

    Partitioning LVM Volume Group

  12. Highlight the "/" logical volume, then click the "Edit" button. Enter the appropriate size for the logical volume, then click the "OK" button.

    Partitioning LVM - Root

  13. Highlight the swap logical volume, then click the "Edit" button. Enter the appropriate size for the logical volume, then click the "OK" button. For Oracle installations it's a good idea to use about 2Gig (2048) of swap.

    Partitioning LVM - Swap

  14. Check the volume group is configured correctly, then click the "OK" button.

    Partitioning LVM - Volume Group

  15. If you are happy with the partitioning layout, click the "Next" button.

    Partitioning LVM

  16. Accept the default boot loader settings by clicking the "Next" button.

    Boot Loader

  17. If you are using DHCP to configure your network settings, then ignore the next three screens and click the "Next" button. Otherwise, highlight the "eth0" interface and click the "Edit" button.

    Network Devices

  18. Enter the appropriate IP address and subnet mask, then click the "OK" button.

    Network Devices - eth0

  19. Enter the appropriate hostname, gateway and DNS information, then click the "Next" button.

    Network Devices

  20. Select the appropriate timezone by clicking on the nearest city on the map, then click the "Next" button.

    Timezone

  21. Enter the root password, then click the "Next" button.

    Root Password

  22. Check the "Cutomize now" option, then click the "Next" button.

    Package Selection

  23. Select the appropriate package groups, then click the "Next" button.

    Package Group Selection

  24. Click the "Next" button on the confirmation screen.

    Confirmation

  25. Wait while the installation completes.

    Installation

  26. Click the "Reboot" button.

    Congratulations

  27. Once the reboot has completed, click the "Forward" button on the welcome screen.

    Welcome

  28. Accept the license agreement by clicking the "Forward" button.

    License Agreement

  29. Disable the firewall, then click the "Forward" button, accepting the warning dialog.

    Firewall

  30. Disable SELinux, then click the "Forward" button, accepting the warning dialog.

    SELinux

  31. Set the appropriate date and time values, then click the "Forward" button.

    Date and Time

  32. Decide if you want to send a hardware profile to the Fedora project, then click the "Forward" button.

    Hardware Profile

  33. Create any required users, then click the "Finish" button. Accept any warnings and the reboot warning message.

    Create User

  34. When the system has restarted, you are presented with the login screen.

    Login

  35. After you've logged in, you are are presented with the default Fedora desktop.

    Desktop

Note. I performed this installation on a VMware Server (1.0.3) virtual machine. Whilst doing this I noticed that F7 did not recognize the VMware virtual SCSI drive, so I was forced to use an IDE virtual disk.

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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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