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Part III. Advanced installation options

This part of the Fedora Installation Guide covers more complex and uncommon methods of installing Fedora, including:
  • boot options.
  • installing without media.
  • installing through VNC.
  • using kickstart to automate the installation process.

Table of Contents

10. Boot Options
10.1. Configuring the Installation System at the Boot Menu
10.1.1. Specifying the Language
10.1.2. Configuring the Interface
10.1.3. Updating anaconda
10.1.4. Specifying the Installation Method
10.1.5. Manually Configuring the Network Settings
10.2. Enabling Remote Access to the Installation System
10.2.1. Enabling Remote Access with VNC
10.2.2. Connecting the Installation System to a VNC Listener
10.2.3. Enabling Remote Access with Telnet
10.3. Logging to a Remote System During the Installation
10.3.1. Configuring a Log Server
10.4. Automating the Installation with Kickstart
10.5. Enhancing Hardware Support
10.5.1. Overriding Automatic Hardware Detection
10.6. Using the Maintenance Boot Modes
10.6.1. Loading the Memory (RAM) Testing Mode
10.6.2. Verifying boot media
10.6.3. Booting Your Computer with the Rescue Mode
10.6.4. Upgrading your computer
11. Installing Without Media
11.1. Retrieving Boot Files
11.2. Editing the GRUB Configuration
11.3. Booting to Installation
12. Setting Up an Installation Server
12.1. Setting Up cobbler
12.2. Setting Up the Distribution
12.3. Mirroring a Network Location
12.4. Importing the Distribution
12.5. Manually configure a PXE server
12.5.1. Setting up the Network Server
12.5.2. PXE Boot Configuration
12.5.3. Adding PXE Hosts
12.5.4. TFTPD
12.5.5. Configuring the DHCP Server
12.5.6. Adding a Custom Boot Message
12.5.7. Performing the PXE Installation
13. Installing Through VNC
13.1. VNC Viewer
13.2. VNC Modes in Anaconda
13.2.1. Direct Mode
13.2.2. Connect Mode
13.3. Installation Using VNC
13.3.1. Installation Example
13.3.2. Kickstart Considerations
13.3.3. Firewall Considerations
13.4. References
14. Kickstart Installations
14.1. What are Kickstart Installations?
14.2. How Do You Perform a Kickstart Installation?
14.3. Creating the Kickstart File
14.4. Kickstart Options
14.4.1. Advanced Partitioning Example
14.5. Package Selection
14.6. Pre-installation Script
14.6.1. Example
14.7. Post-installation Script
14.7.1. Examples
14.8. Making the Kickstart File Available
14.8.1. Creating Kickstart Boot Media
14.8.2. Making the Kickstart File Available on the Network
14.9. Making the Installation Tree Available
14.10. Starting a Kickstart Installation
15. Kickstart Configurator
15.1. Basic Configuration
15.2. Installation Method
15.3. Boot Loader Options
15.4. Partition Information
15.4.1. Creating Partitions
15.5. Network Configuration
15.6. Authentication
15.7. Firewall Configuration
15.7.1. SELinux Configuration
15.8. Display Configuration
15.9. Package Selection
15.10. Pre-Installation Script
15.11. Post-Installation Script
15.11.1. Chroot Environment
15.11.2. Use an Interpreter
15.12. Saving the File