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Fedora 10 (F10) Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic server installation of Fedora 10 (F10).

Basic Installation

  1. Boot from the Live CD or DVD. At the boot screen, select the appropriate language and keyboard, then click the "Log In" button.


  2. Double-click the "Install to Hard Drive" shortcut on the left of the screen.

    Install to Hard Drive

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


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


  5. Enter the hostname, then click the "Next" button.


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


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

    Root Password

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

    Partitioning Warning

  9. Uncheck the "Encrypt system" option and check the "Review and modify partitioning layout" option, then click the "Next" button.

    Default partitioning plus modify

  10. 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.

    Partitioning LVM

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

    Boot Loader

  12. Wait while the installation completes.


  13. Click the "Close" button.


  14. Restart the machine by selecting the "System > Shut Down" menu option.


  15. The click the "Restart" button and wait for the machine to restart.


  16. Click the "Forward" button on the welcome screen.


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

    License Agreement

  18. Enter login user details, then click the "Forward" button.

    Create User

  19. Set the appropriate date-time information, then click the "Forward" button.

    Date Time

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

    Hardware Profile

  21. Click the appropriate username to login.


  22. Enter the password and click the "Log In" button.


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


Network Configuration

Customizing Software




The SSH service is disabled by default. To enable issue the following commands as the root user.

# chkconfig sshd on
# service sshd start

For more information see:

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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