Fedora 12 Installation Guide using LiveCD

Version: Fedora 12 (32-bit or 64-bit version)

Downloading Fedora

  • You can download the latest Fedora distribution at http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora
  • Download the LiveCD. Select the version you want. For 32-bit version, the file name is ‘Fedora-12-i686-Live.iso’ and for 64-bit version, the file name is ‘Fedora-12-x86_64-Live.iso’.

Burning Fedora into CD

  • Then you proceed to burn the ISO image to the disc.
  • You can use the ISO image if you are installing on a virtual machine.

Testing Fedora

  • To test out this version of Fedora boot with the LiveCD and preview the software without making any changes to the hard disk.
  • You can check if any of your hardware is not being recognized, before you proceed for installation.

Installing Fedora

  • Click the install option on the desktop after you are satisfy with the evaluation.

  • You need to select the language

  • Then you need to select the host name. For home user leave it at default.

  • Select your time zone.

  • Then you need to set root password.

  • You need to configure the disk partition.

Hard Disk Partition

  • If you have only one primary drive, you should let the system configure the drive.
  • If you are having mixed partition with the Windows File System; then you need to configure the partition yourself.

Default Configuration of Disk Partition

Manual Configuration of Disk Partition

  • Select Create custom Layout

  • Create 1 partition using ext4 file format with mount point ‘/’
  • Then create a logical partition for swap file. The size should be twice your available system memory.
  • Alternatively, you might consider separate partition for ‘/home’ or ‘/var’
  • The resulting configuration should be as follows:

Setting Boot Loader

  • In Fedora, the boot loader (Grub) must be loaded into sda.
  • If you indicate otherwise, the system assume you are using other boot loader as the primary boot loader, then you need to configure your primary boot loader to point to secondary boot partition for chain loading
  • For those who prefer to create every MBR in every drive, you must unplug all drives from the system while installing fedora. Note: you must physically unplug the drive as Fedora would still able to recognize any additional hard disk even if you disabled the drives using BIOS.

Completion of the Installation

  • The system will complete the installation by copying all the files required into the newly configured partition.

  • After the system completed its copy of file images, you need to reboot once in order to complete the installation.

Post Installation Setup

  • After rebooting your PC, you need to perform the final phase of setup.

  • You need to accept the license agreement.

  • You need to create a user and you are given an option to choose authentication method. For normal user, there is no need to configure authentication method.

  • You need to set date and time.

  • After which you are given a choice to send hardware profile.

  • Finally, you are prompt to login using the user you have created. At this stage the installation is complete.



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