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Fedora 12

Installation Quick Start Guide

Downloading and installing Fedora 12 on most desktop and laptop computers

Fedora Documentation Project

Red Hat Engineering Content Services

Fedora Documentation Project

Edited by

Rüdiger Landmann

Red Hat Engineering Content Services

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This document shows you how to download and install Fedora. It does not cover every possible scenario, but describes steps that will work in most situations on most common hardware.

1. Introduction
2. Requirements
3. Download the Fedora live CD image file
4. Burn the image file to CD
5. Boot your computer from the CD
6. Log in to the Fedora live system
7. Welcome to Fedora
8. Language Selection
9. Keyboard Configuration
10. Initializing the Hard Disk
11. Upgrading an Existing System
12. Network Configuration
13. Time Zone Configuration
14. Set the Root Password
15. Disk Partitioning Setup
16. Write changes to disk
17. Boot Loader Configuration
18. Package Group Selection
19. Installing Packages
20. Firstboot
21. License Agreement
22. System User
23. Date and Time
24. Hardware Profile
25. Your installation is complete
26. We Need Feedback!
A. Package Group Selection
A.1. Customizing the Software Selection
B. Revision History

1. Introduction

This guide shows you how to download a Fedora 12 live CD image, burn this image to a disc, and use this disc to install Fedora 12 on a typical desktop or notebook computer. This guide is not a complete description of the installation process and all its options — for greater detail, refer to the Fedora 12 Installation Guide, available from