Install Fedora 17

This article presents how to install Fedora 17.

I assume you have already downloaded Fedora 17 64 bit(about 3.5 G)  and you know how to use VirtualBox 64 bit(100M). Create virtual machine with default settings for Linux Fedora 64 bit. 1GB ram and 64G for disk is enough plus increase video memory to 128M and turn on accelaration 3D. Rest of options you can keep default.

1. Boot from dvd or iso file. Select first option and press “enter” key.

2. Select your language and clink “Next”

3. Select your keyboard and click “Next”

4. Just click “Next”

5. Click on “Yes, discard any data” then click “Next” button

6. Enter host name. You can change network settings here as well. After all changes click “Next” button.

7. Select your region settings and click “Next”.

8. Enter password for user root and click “Next”.

9. Check checkbox “review and modify partitioning layout” and click “Next”

10. I don’t like default settings for my volume group “vg_fedora” so I change it here. Set cursor on vg_fedora then click “Edit” button.

11. You should see details of your volume group vg_fedora. You can see 3 logical volumes here: lv_root, lv_home, lv_swap.

12. I deleted the 3 logical volumes and added 2: lv00 for swap 4G and lv01 – for rest of space mount point /. When it’s done click “OK” button to accept your changes in volume group “vg_fedora”.

13. Just click button “Next” if you accept your changes. You can still change partitioning of your disk by click “Back” button.

14. Just click “Format” button.

15. Click “Write Changes to Disk” button then “Next” button.

16. Accept the default boot loader settings by clicking the “Next” button.

17. Time to install software. Check checkbox “Customize now” and click “Next” button.

18. I install almost all software for “Fedora”. When your selection is done click “Next” button.

19. Installation in progress …

20 Click “Reboot” button to restart machine after installation.

21. Just select first option and press “Enter” on your keyboard.

22. Click “Forward” button.

23. Just click “Forward” button.

24. Add extra user to login to Fedora. When it’s done click “Forward” button.

25. Check checkbox “Synchronize date and time over the network” then click “Forward” button.

26. You can send your hardware profile or ignore it just by clicking “Finish” button.

27. After reboot login as user created during installation in my case “tomasz”.

28. You should see GNOME environment

Have a fun 🙂



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