Fedora 29 (F29) Installation
This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Fedora 29 (F29).
Boot from the DVD. Use the up arrow to pick the "Start Fedora-WorkStation-Live 29" option and hit the return key.
Click the "Install to Hard Drive" option.
Select the appropriate language, 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 "Custom" 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.
Wait for the installation to complete. When prompted, click the "Quit" button, then reboot the Live DVD session.
Click the "Next" button.
Select the security options and click the "Next" button.
Click the "Skip" button.
Enter the user details and click the "Next" button.
Enter the password and click the "Next" button.
Click the "Start Using Fedora" button.
You are logged in directly and presented with the "Getting Started" screen. Reboot to use the hard drive installation, rather than the live CD.
After a reboot you will be presented with the normal login screen, where use can click the user name to log in as.
Enter the password and click the "Sign In" button.
You are now presented with the console screen.
If chose to do a minimal installation and you now want a GUI desktop, log in and 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
The specific instructions will vary a little, depending on the window manager you have installed.
If you are using DHCP to configure your network settings, then ignore the following network configuration screens, otherwise click on the top-right drop-down icon in the top toolbar, expand the network connection of interest and select the "Wired Settings" option. Click the "Edit" (Cog) button for the network you want to amend.
Click the "IPv4" section, select the "Manual" method and enter the appropriate IP address and subnet mask, default gateway and primary DNS, then click the "Apply" 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...