A Basic Fedora Installation
Desktop - Fedora



Fedora includes a well rounded set of tools for desktop users. The Fedora 14 release includes a large amount of bug fixes and about half of the new features implemented into Fedora 13. We're hoping this results in a stable, yet cutting-edge Linux desktop.

The installation process is simple and very user friendly but may require some guidance for new users or Windows migrants.

This is the first screen of the Fedora installer. Click the Next button.

Fedora Installer Welcome


Now select the appropriate keyboard language.

Fedora Installer Language


Next choose Basic or Specialized storage devices and click Next.

Fedora Installer Type of Devices


Now choose your computers hostname.

Fedora Installer Hostname


Here you can select a location inside your time zone by using the map or the drop down list. Also note the checkbox at the bottom allows you to turn off UTC which is active by default. Click Next when you're finished.

Fedora Installer Timezone


Choose a root password for when you're making admin level changed to Fedora.

Fedora Installer Root Password


Choose the type of installation you want to do. If you don't care about what's on the hard drive you're installing to, select Use All Space and click the Next button.

Fedora Installer Type of Install


Now start the installation and go get some coffee, it may take a little while to complete.

Fedora Install


you will then see a message stating that the installation was a success. Click Close but make sure to immediately reboot your computer. Some distros do this automatically but with Fedora 14 I noticed you need to ask it to reboot after installation.

Fedora Installation Complete


Here's a quick video of me installing Fedora on Virtualbox.


Fedora Basic Installation Video