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Part I. Installation and Booting

This part of the Fedora Installation Guide details the installation process itself, from various methods of booting the installer up to the point where the computer must restart to finalize the installation. This part of the manual also includes a chapter on troubleshooting problems with the installation process.

Table of Contents

4. Planning for Installation on the x86 Architecture
4.1. Upgrade or Install?
4.2. Is Your Hardware Compatible?
4.3. RAID and Other Disk Devices
4.3.1. Hardware RAID
4.3.2. Software RAID
4.3.3. FireWire and USB Disks
4.4. Do You Have Enough Disk Space?
4.5. Selecting an Installation Method
4.6. Choose a boot method
5. Preparing for Installation
5.1. Preparing for a Network Installation
5.1.1. Preparing for FTP and HTTP installation
5.1.2. Preparing for an NFS installation
5.2. Preparing for a Hard Drive Installation
6. System Specifications List
7. Booting the Installer
7.1. Starting the Installation Program
7.1.1. Booting the Installation Program on x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Systems
7.1.2. The Boot Menu
7.1.3. Additional Boot Options
7.2. Booting from the Network using PXE
8. Configuring Installation Source
8.1. Installation Method
8.1.1. Installing from DVD
8.1.2. Installing from a Hard Drive
8.1.3. Installing via NFS
8.1.4. Installing via FTP or HTTP
9. Using the Fedora installer
9.1. The Text Mode Installation Program User Interface
9.1.1. Using the Keyboard to Navigate
9.2. The Graphical Installation Program User Interface
9.2.1. Screenshots during installation
9.2.2. A Note about Virtual Consoles
9.3. Language Selection
9.4. The Installation Summary Menu
9.5. Date and time
9.6. Keyboard Configuration
9.7. Language Support
9.8. Installation Source
9.8.1. Installing from Additional Repositories
9.9. Network Configuration
9.9.1. Edit Network Connections
9.10. Software Selection
9.10.1. Core Network Services
9.11. Storage and partitioning
9.11.1. Specialized and Networked Disks
9.11.2. x86, AMD64, and Intel 64 Boot Loader Installation
9.12. Encrypt Partitions
9.13. Reclaim disk space
9.14. Creating a Custom Partition Layout
9.14.1. Adding and Configuring Partitions
9.14.2. Create Software RAID
9.14.3. Create LVM Logical Volume
9.14.4. Create a Btrfs subvolume
9.14.5. Recommended Partitioning Scheme
9.15. Begin installation
9.16. The Configuration Menu and Progress Screen
9.16.1. Set the Root Password
9.16.2. User Creation
9.17. Installation Complete
9.17.1. GNOME Initial Setup
9.17.2. Initial Setup in Other Desktop Environments
10. Troubleshooting Installation on an Intel or AMD System
10.1. You are unable to boot Fedora
10.1.1. Are You Unable to Boot With Your RAID Card?
10.1.2. Is Your System Displaying Signal 11 Errors?
10.2. Trouble Beginning the Installation
10.2.1. Problems with Booting into the Graphical Installation
10.3. Trouble During the Installation
10.3.1. No devices found to install Fedora Error Message
10.3.2. Reporting traceback messages
10.3.3. Trouble with Partition Tables
10.3.4. Using Remaining Space
10.3.5. Other Partitioning Problems
10.4. Problems After Installation
10.4.1. Trouble With the Graphical GRUB Screen on an x86-based System?
10.4.2. Blocked by a GRUB command line after upgrading?
10.4.3. Booting into a Graphical Environment
10.4.4. Problems with the X Window System (GUI)
10.4.5. Problems with the X Server Crashing and Non-Root Users
10.4.6. Problems When You Try to Log In
10.4.7. Is Your RAM Not Being Recognized?
10.4.8. Your Printer Does Not Work
10.4.9. Apache HTTP Server or Sendmail stops responding during startup