Install Fedora 18

This article presents how to install Fedora 18.

I assume you have already downloaded Fedora 18 64 bit(about 4 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 32G for disk is enough plus increase video memory to 128M and turn on acceleration 3D. Rest of options you can keep default.

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

2. Select your language and clink “Continue” button

3. Here you can change many options for your host. At least you must complete settings for marked part “Installation Destination”. Just click on it.

4. Select your disk to install Fedore. You can change partitioning here. When you are happy click “Continue”

5. Just click “Begin Installation” to proceed

6. Installation has been started. You need to change password for root user during installation. Click on “ROOT PASSWORD”

7. Change password for user root and press “Done”

8. You are back on installation screen. When installation is completed just click on “Reboot” to restart machine

9.After first reboot you should see following screen just click “Forward”

10. Just click “Forward”

11. Add extra user to login to Fedora. When it’s done click “Forward” button. You can change network settings “User Network Login” and add other users groups to this host by clicking “Advanced” button – it’s show on next screen.

12. This screen shows screen to add users and groups to the database.

13. When previous screen is completed you should see settings for data and time settings. You can set them manually or accept default settings by click on “Finish” button.

14. Now you can login to database by click on user in my case “tomasz”

15. You need to provide password defined in step 11 and click “Sign In” button

16. After login you you should see GNOME Fedora 18

17. It’s time to change hostname. Login as root user in terminal and execute following commands to change hostname to other name. In my case to
hostnamectl set-hostname --static

and modify /etc/hosts to set new name for hostname  fedora.dbaora fedora
Hostname configuration moved from /etc/sysconfig/network to /etc/hostname
There are now three separate classes of hostnames in use on a given system. The pretty hostname is the high level hostname often presented to users by their desktop environment or shell. The static hostname is used by the kernel at boot, and is usually the system’s fully qualified domain name. A system may also have a transient hostname assigned by a dhcp server. hostnamectl is provided for administering these hostnames:
Command Function
hostnamectl set-hostname fedorasystem --pretty Set pretty hostname.
hostnamectl set-hostname --static Set static hostname.
hostnamectl set-hostname --transient Set transient hostname.
hostnamectl set-hostname Without arguments, hostnamectl will apply to all hostname types.
hostnamectl status Show current hostname settings
For more information on hostnames, see man hostname and man hostnamectl
Have a fun 🙂

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