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Fedora 17 (F17) Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Fedora 17 (F17).

Basic Installation

  1. Boot from the DVD.


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


  3. Select the appropriate keyboard layout, then click the "Next" button.


  4. Choose the appropriate storage option, then click the "Next" button.


  5. When prompted, click the "Yes, discard any data" button.

    Storage Devices

  6. Enter a fully qualified hostname, then click the "Configure Network" button.


  7. Highlight the network adapter, then click the "Edit" button.


  8. Tick the "Connect automatically" option, then click the "IPv4 Settings" tab. Select the desired configuration method and enter the required information. When complete, click the "Save..." button, followed by the "Close" button and the "Next" button on the previous two screens.

    Network Edit

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


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

    Root Password

  11. Select the "Use All Space" option, uncheck the "Encrypt system" option and check the "Review and modify partitioning layout" option, then click the "Next" button.

    Default partitioning plus modify

  12. 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 "Format" and "Write changes to disk" button.

    Partitioning LVM

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

    Boot Loader

  14. Select the installation type to install and check all three additional repositories along with the "Customize Now" option. Click the "Next" button.

    Packages and Repositories

  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, Click the "Reboot" button.


  18. When the machine has restarted, click the "Forward" button on the welcome screen.


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

    License Agreement

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

    Create User

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

    Date Time

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

    Hardware Profile

  23. Click the username you defined previously.


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


  25. After you've logged in, you are presented with either the GNOME 3 desktop, or the fallback desktop if your video hardware is not capable of displaying the default 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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