Install Fedora 26

This article presents how to install Fedora 26 – Live Workstation version.

I assume you have already downloaded Fedora 26 64 bit Live Workstation(about 1,3 G) and you know how to use VirtualBox 64 bit(100M). Create virtual machine with default settings for Linux Fedora 64 bit. 2CPU, 2GB ram and 64G(includes extra space for Oracle installations) for disk is enough plus increase video memory to 128M. Rest of options you can keep default.

1. Boot from dvd or iso file. Select first option “Start Fedora Workstation-Live 26” and press “enter” key. Then click on “Install to Hard Drive”.

2. Select your language and clink “Continue” button.

3. Here you can change many options for your host like:

  • date and time localization
  • keyboard
  • network settings
  • storage

At least you must complete settings for marked part “INSTALLATION DESTINATION”. Just click on it.

4. You can change partitioning here (I don’t do it). When you are happy click “Done”.

5. You are back on main screen click “Begin installation” button.

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

7. You are back on installation screen. Click “USER CREATION” to add extra user.

8. Enter extra user name, password, check checkbox “Make this user administrator”. The user will be used to login to Fedora. When it’s done click “Done” button.

9. Installation will continue. When it’s completed click “Quit” button.

10. Following picture shows main screen of “Fedora 26″.

11. If you reboot again you should see following screen. To login to “Fedora 26″ click on your username in my case “tomasz”.

12. Enter password for the user and click “Sign-in” button.

13. After first login you need to specify OS language for the user.

14. Select keyboard type an set privacy settings

15. Optionally configure “Cloud” options for the user like facebook, windows live, google etc. or click “Skip” button to continue.

16. Just click “Start using Fedora”.

17. You should see introduction information about Gnome.

18. Following picture shows main screen of “Fedora 26″.

19. Login as root user in terminal and execute following commands to upload latest patches once installed reboot.

su - root
dnf update

20. Again as root user in terminal set hostname to other name. In my case it’s fedora.dbaora.com

hostnamectl set-hostname fedora.dbaora.com --static

and modify /etc/hosts to set new name for hostname

127.0.0.1 fedora.dbaora.com fedora localhost.localdomain localhost

Have a fun 🙂
Tomasz

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