Fedora 21 (F21) Installation
This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Fedora 21 (F21).
Boot from the DVD. Use the up arrow to pick the "Install Fedora" option and hit the return key.
Select the appropriate language and select the "Set keyboard to default layout for selected language" option, then click the "Continue" button.
You are presented with the "Installation Summary" screen. You must complete any marked items before you can continue with the installation. Depending on your requirements, you may also want to alter the default settings by clicking on the relevant links.
Click the "Installation Destination" link.
If you are happy to use automatic partitioning of the whole disk, click the "Done" button to return to the previous screen.
If you want to modify the partitioning configuration, select the "I will configure partitioning" option and click the "Done" button to work through the partitioning screens.
Once you have completed your alterations to the default configuration, click the "Begin Installation" button.
Click the "Root Password" link.
Enter the root password and click the "Done" button.
Click the "User Creation" link.
Enter the user details and select the "Make this user administrator" option, then click the "Done" button.
Wait for the installation to complete. When prompted, click the "Reboot" button.
Login as the "root" user when prompted.
If you want a GUI desktop, issue the following commands from the console to install the desktop packages and reboot.
# yum groupinstall "MATE Desktop" --skip-broken -y # systemctl set-default graphical.target # reboot
The following points in this section are only relevant if you are installing the desktop.
Select the user you wish to log in as and enter the password, then click the "Log In" button.
You are now presented with the console screen.
If you are using DHCP to configure your network settings, then ignore the following network configuration screens, otherwise right-click on the network icon in the top toolbar, then click the "Edit Connections" menu option. Click on the relevant network adapter and click the "Edit" button.
Click the "IPv4 Settings" tab, select the "Manual" method and enter the appropriate IP address and subnet mask, default gateway and primary DNS, then click the "Save" button.
- Close the "Network" dialog.
If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, it is easier if Secure Linux (SELinux) is disabled or switched to permissive. To do this edit the "/etc/selinux/config" file, making sure the SELINUX flag is set as follows.
If SELinux is configured after installation, the server will need a reboot for the change to take effect.
If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, it is easier if the firewall is disabled. This can be done by issuing the following commands from a terminal window as the "root" user.
# systemctl stop firewalld # systemctl disable firewalld
You can install and configure it later if you wish.
Make sure the SSH daemon is started using the following commands.
# systemctl start sshd.service # systemctl enable sshd.service
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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...