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Fedora 26 (F26) Installation

This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Fedora 26 (F26).

Basic Installation

  1. Boot from the DVD. Use the up arrow to pick the "Install Fedora 26" option and hit the return key.


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


  3. 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.

    Installation Summary

    Click the "Installation Destination" link.

  4. If you are happy to use automatic partitioning of the whole disk, click the "Done" button to return to the previous screen.

    Installation Destination

    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.

  5. Once you have completed your alterations to the default configuration, click the "Begin Installation" button.

    Installation Summary

  6. Click the "Root Password" link.


  7. Enter the root password and click the "Done" button.

    Root Password

    Click the "User Creation" link.

  8. Enter the user details and select the "Make this user administrator" option, then click the "Done" button.

    Create User

  9. Wait for the installation to complete. When prompted, click the "Reboot" button.


  10. Login as the "root" user when prompted.

    Log In

  11. If you want a GUI desktop, issue the following commands from the console to install the desktop packages and reboot.

    # dnf update -y
    # dnf groupinstall "MATE Desktop" -y
    # dnf install gdm -y
    # systemctl enable gdm 
    # systemctl set-default graphical.target
    # reboot
  12. Select the user you wish to log in as and enter the password, then click the "Sign In" button.

    Sign In

  13. You are now presented with the console screen.


Network Configuration

The specific instructions will vary a little, depending on the window manager you have installed.



You can install and configure it later if you wish.


For more information see:

Hope this helps. Regards Tim...

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