Fedora 10 (F10) Installation
This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic server installation of Fedora 10 (F10).
Boot from the Live CD or DVD. At the boot screen, select the appropriate language and keyboard, then click the "Log In" button.
Double-click the "Install to Hard Drive" shortcut on the left of the screen.
Click the "Next" button on the welcome screen.
Select the appropriate keyboard, then click the "Next" button.
Enter the hostname, then click the "Next" button.
Select the appropriate timezone by clicking on the nearest city on the map, then click the "Next" button.
Enter the root password, then click the "Next" button.
Click the "Yes" button on the warning dialog.
Uncheck the "Encrypt system" option and check the "Review and modify partitioning layout" option, then click the "Next" button.
The current partitioning layout is presented. If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, make sure the swap partition is at least 2G (2048M) in size. Once you are happy with the partition structure, click the "Next" button followed by the "Write changes to disk" button.
Accept the default boot loader settings by clicking the "Next" button.
Wait while the installation completes.
Click the "Close" button.
Restart the machine by selecting the "System > Shut Down" menu option.
The click the "Restart" button and wait for the machine to restart.
Click the "Forward" button on the welcome screen.
Accept the license agreement by clicking the "Forward" button.
Enter login user details, then click the "Forward" button.
Set the appropriate date-time information, then click the "Forward" button.
Decide if you want to send a hardware profile to the Fedora project, then click the "Finish" button.
Click the appropriate username to login.
Enter the password and click the "Log In" button.
After you've logged in, you are are presented with the default Fedora desktop.
If you are using DHCP to configure your network settings, then ignore the following network configuration screens, otherwise click the "System > Administration > Network" menu option then enter the root password when requested. You are then presented with the "Network Configuration" dialog. On the "Devices" tab, highlight the "eth0" device and click the "Edit" button.
Make sure the "Controlled by NetworkManager" and "Activate device when computer starts" options are checked. Click the "Statically set IP addresses" option and enter the appropriate IP address and subnet mask and default gateway, then click the "OK" button.
Click on the "DNS" tab, enter the appropriate DNS information, then return to the "Devices" tab.
Select the "File > Save" menu option, then click the "Deactive" and "Activate" buttons. Once the network device is activated, close the dialog.
In my version of Fedora 10 there appears to be a bug in the networking dialog, such that the subnet is constantly overwritten by the default gateway. The only way around this appears to be to manually edit the "/etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0" configuration file, putting in the correct subnet mask of "255.255.255.0" before reactivating the network device.
You can customize the installed packages using the "Add/Remove Software" dialog, started using the "System > Administration > Add/Remove Software" menu option.
If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, it is easier if Secure Linux (SELinux) is disabled. To do this select the "System > Administration > SELinux Management" menu option. On the resulting dialog, select the "System Default Enforcing Mode" of "Disabled".
Select the "File > Quit" menu option to exit the dialog, then restart the machine.
If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, it is easier if the firewall is disabled. To do this select the "System > Administration > Firewall" menu option. On the resulting dialog, click the "Disable" button, then the "Apply" button on the toolbar.
Click the "Yes" button on the resulting dialog.
Select the "File > Quit" menu option to exit the dialog.
The SSH service is disabled by default. To enable issue the following commands as the root user.
# chkconfig sshd on # service sshd start
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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...