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Fedora 11 (F11) Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic server installation of Fedora 11 (F11).

Basic Installation

  1. Boot from the DVD. At the boot screen, select the default installation by pressing the the return key.


  2. On the Media Test screen, tab to the "Skip" button and press the return key.

    Media Test

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


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


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


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


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


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

    Root Password

  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. Select the appropriate packages to install and check all three repositories.

    Packages and Repositories

  13. Selecting the repositories will require you to enter your network configuration. Enter the appropriate information, then click the OK button.

    Network Configuration

  14. Once the repositories are selected, select the "Customize Now" option and click the "Next" button.

    Customize Now

  15. Select the appropriate package groups and optional packages for your installation and click the "Next" button.

    Package Selection

  16. Wait while the installation completes.


  17. When the installation is complete, restart the machine as instructed. When the machine has restared, click the "Forward" button on the welcome screen.


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

    License Agreement

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

    Create User

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

    Date Time

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

    Hardware Profile

  22. Click the appropriate username to login.


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


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


Network Configuration

If you have followed the previous installation, the following instructions are unnecessary as the information used during connection to the repositories has already been entered here for you.

Customizing Software




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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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