Desktop: Installation
Desktop Training - Fedora

Lesson 1 / Lesson 3
Acquiring and installing Fedora is fairly painless and can be completed in these next steps.

You can find Fedora available for download or your can purchase from an online vendor for under $6 USD. The advantage of purchasing is that even with a speedy connection the 3.7 GB .ISO can take awhile to download. Either way, once you have your installation disc, put it in your CD-ROM tray and restart your computer.

When prompted choose "Install of upgrade an existing system", wait for drivers to be loaded, and choose if you want to test your installation disc before starting the install.

The first screen of the Fedora installation includes the Fedora logo and some artwork. Click on the Next button.

Now lets choose what type of language you want to use for the installation. Once you've made a selection press the Next button.

Now choose the keyboard layout that works best for you. Click Next

Now you should see a screen with the Hostname field. You can enter a name here which will be used to identify your computer on a network. Click Next

This brings up a map of the world with selectable cities. Pick one in your timezone or use the drop down option. Select the UTC system clock option if you're only running Linux on your computer. Local time is better for computers with Windows installed. Click Next

Now lets choose the root password we want to use. If you type in too weak of a password Fedora will prompt you to choose a new one or continue with the weakling.Click Next

Partition options are shown on the next screen. The default layout is suitable for most but users can choose what type of install, encrypt the system, select the installation and boot drives, and other fine tuning options. Click Next and then the write changes to disk option.

Now we need to choose what type of software packages we want to include with the installation. Users can enable software development and web server software while office and productivity is selected by default. Additional repositories can be added and modified here along with a chance to fine tune the software or customize it later. Click Next

After the installation is complete you should see and screen that says "Congratulations, your Fedora installation is complete." click the Reboot button on the lower right side of the window.

After your computer is completely restarted you'll see a screen that welcomes you to the Setup Agent. Click the Forward button.

Agree to license information, and click Forward.

Next, you can enter your name, username, and password on the Create A User screen. Click forward.

Now you'll see the Date and Time screen which contains two tabs. The Date and Time tab includes a calendar to help you set year, month and day. On the right side of the Date and Time tab users can set the hour, minute and second. The Network Time Protocol tab allows the synchronizing of the computers clock with a remote time server using Network Time Protocol. If enabled you can choose NTP servers and add, edit and delete the selected server using the button to the right. Click Forward

The last screen, Hardware Profile, allows users to send their hardware information to the Fedora project to aid in development. Choose the Send Profile radio button and click Finish.

After a short wait you should see the Fedora login window. to login just click on the username you just create while installing and then type in your password. Press Log In or press enter and you're on your way to a freshly installed Fedora desktop.

Command Line PDF

Issue commands from the Linux command line with confidence.

  • 215 Pages
  • 41 Lab Projects
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

Online CentOS Course

Learn the CentOD server in your own time with an online course.

  • 1200 Pages of Training
  • 188 CentOS Flash Videos
  • 180 CentOS Lab Projects

Live CentOS Classroom

Take a hands-on approach to learning the server in a live class.

  • 10 Hours of Training
  • Instructor-led Classes
  • Flexbile Class Times