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Fedora 13

Installation Quick Start Guide

Downloading and installing Fedora 13 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. Storage Devices
10.1. The Storage Devices Selection Screen
11. Assign Storage Devices
12. Initializing the Hard Disk
13. Upgrading an Existing System
14. Setting the Hostname
15. Time Zone Configuration
16. Set the Root Password
17. Disk Partitioning Setup
18. Write changes to disk
19. Boot Loader Configuration
20. Package Group Selection
21. Installing Packages
22. Firstboot
23. License Agreement
24. System User
25. Date and Time
26. Hardware Profile
27. Your installation is complete
28. 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 13 live CD image, burn this image to a disc, and use this disc to install Fedora 13 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 13 Installation Guide, available from